Tag Archives: Gospel of John

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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Spiritual Food: Nourishment of the Heart

Spiritual Food and Divine Awareness Know, O inquirer after the divine secrets, that there are two things needful to man in this world; first of all, he needs to acquire spiritual food to preserve his heart from perishing. The nourishment … Continue reading

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Willpower, Temptations and Attrition of Self-esteem

Willpower, Temptations and  Self-esteem There he [Jesus] told them, “Pray that you will not give in to temptation.” [Luke 22:40 ]. Temptations prompt us to accept behavior inimical to our well-being. These and enticements are precursors to what our conscience considers reprehensible … Continue reading

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