salvation

Being, Keeping, Clinging, Focusing »

February 4th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

Being Joyful Witnesses To speak about Jesus and his divine work of salvation shouldn’t be a burden or a heavy obligation. When we go to people feeling that unless they accept our way of knowing Jesus, they are lost and we are failures, it is hardly possible to be true witnesses. It is a great joy when people recognize through our witness that Jesus is the divine redeemer who opened […]

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! Merry Christmas! »

December 25th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

Christ is Born! Glorify Him! Merry Christmas! By Georges Florovsky St. Athanasius writes that the Logos [Word] became man, similar to us in all respects. […]  By virtue of its union with the Logos, “because of the Logos, which was in a body,” the body was freed from its weakness and subjection to decay. […] The Logos was not bound by the body but freed the body from its limitedness […]

Thoughts on the Spiritual and Material. Thoughts on Questioning. »

October 9th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Michael Haldas Thoughts on the Spiritual and Material, June 9, 2016 “…the Church’s perspective is not dualistic, but rather sees that the spiritual and material parts of man are both in need of transfiguration and redemption. Man is not saved without the body; through the body he has his being and life. Our quest is not a mental salvation that we seek in the Church through our thoughts about […]

Getting Saved on Star Trek »

August 23rd, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Father Stephen Freeman, November 1, 2017 Movies have a way of mirroring reality. They are cultural products, even if written by a single person. Our creative mind is formed and shaped in the reality we live. With that in mind, I have been thinking about the guys who wear red shirts on Star Trek episodes. In popular lore, they are the ones who are expendable. They show up in […]

Democratic Madness »

July 19th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Stephen Freeman, January 30, 2017  Dostoevsky’s The Demons tells the story of a revolution within the context of a small village and a handful of personalities. The strange mix of philosophy and neurosis, crowd psychology and fashionable disdain for tradition all come together in the madness of a bloodbath. It is a 19th century Helter Skelter that presciently predicted the century to come. Our own version of the same sickness plays out with […]