I just finished this book a few days ago, and highly recommend it. Merton, who is an incredibly skilled writer, gives a brief introduction to the desert ascetic fathers that is quite insightful. Merton offers clear reasoning why these individuals fled society to pursue holiness alone. I’d say in a world as loud and distracting […]Read more "Wisdom of the Desert – Thomas Merton"
Without holiness no one will see the Lord. Heb. 12:14 What does this passage mean? To see the Lord, you must be holy. A person cannot be with Jesus, experience closeness with Christ, without personal holiness. It almost seems rather matter of fact, right? Being with Jesus = Personal Holiness. I must be holy to […]Read more "Holiness Required"
“A humble man when he reads the Holy Scriptures he will relate all things to himself and not to others.” St. Mark the Ascetic Not too long ago I put an app on my phone that contains 300 sayings of the desert and ascetic fathers. These sayings are gold and would be worthy of years […]Read more "Humility Test: Pass or Fail?"
I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. Ps. 18: 37, 38 School is out and summer has arrived. . .partially. My role at school includes coaching multiple sports so I’ll go from practice to practice […]Read more "Waging Spiritual War"