“We are not created to suffer, but since we accepted temptation and divided ourselves from God, from there on we are to pass through the path of suffering and the cross…We are invited to accept our cross, to identify our own cross – our suffering – with Christ’s cross and suffering. And this is veryContinue reading “The Path of the Cross”
Everybody seems to be busy doing something or other. I wonder sometimes, just how busy are we? At times I imagine being busy, or claiming to be, can have its advantages. The Roman Catholic saint, St. Francis de Sales, wrote at one place, While I am busy with little things, I am not required toContinue reading “What Are We Busy About?”
H/T: Orthodox England In a Q & A forum offered on the Orthodox England website someone posed the question: What constitutes gossip? Strangely enough, the word ‘gossip’ originally meant ‘godparent’ and it is connected with the word ‘sibling’. It is useful to recall, because it means that gossip comes about when people are too familiar,Continue reading “What Constitutes Gossip?”
Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, a little Good Friday, for the gospel read in church this morning is the same one we hear during Holy Week. Of course, today’s feast commemorates an entirely different event, one which took place much later when Empress Helen, the mother of Emperor Constantine,Continue reading “O Venerable Cross, help me unto the ages!”
You can always find reason for cake. My wife found a reason today as my blog reached 100,000 hits. Thanks for visiting, reading and commenting.