Tag Archives: Galatians

Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 6 of 7)

Fasting to Overcome Habits, for Solitude and to Chastise the Body Do you fast? Prove it by doing good works. If you see someone in need, take pity on them. If you see a friend being honored, don’t get jealous … Continue reading

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Silent Shouts of Joy: Finding Peace & Contentment (1/3)

Silent Shouts of Joy Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, “Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!” [Psalm 35:27]. Where can we find real joy — … Continue reading

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Sanctity & Culture: Winners & Losers in a Dysfunctional Society

Sanctity in a Dysfunctional Society … we [in modern society] make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings … Continue reading

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Fasting Prep: the Best of Intentions

Purity of Intentions The morality of an action depends on the motive from which we act.  If I fling half a crown to a beggar with intention to break his head, and he picks it up and buys victuals with … Continue reading

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Transcendence and Science (3)

Science and Transcendence But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable … Continue reading

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A Measure of Self: Control, Esteem & Awareness (2/2)

A Measure of Self Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself… [1 Corinthians 6:19 ]. How do we … Continue reading

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Bipolar Palate: Eating in a Disordered Society

  Food Demons Whenever a table was laid for Phineus, as soon as he would begin eating, the Harpies would swoop down upon him and snatch the food from his hands and lips. They finished their daily torment of Phineus … Continue reading

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Always Hungry – Never Full: Finding True Satisfaction

Satisfaction from Spiritual Food Do you often feel like parched ground, unable to produce anything worthwhile? I do. When I am in need of refreshment, it isn’t easy to think of the needs of others. But I have found that … Continue reading

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Sustainable Earth: Weathering the Occasional Apocalypse (Part 1)

  Sustainable Earth I think about the heavens. I think about what your fingers have created. I think about the moon and stars that you have set in place. What is a human being that you think about him? What … Continue reading

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