Examine Your Heart

Stamp out the serpent envy that stings love with poison and kills all joy… Give me humility in which alone is rest, and deliver me from pride which is the heaviest of burdens. And possess my whole heart and soul with the simplicity of love. – Thomas Merton Our hatred for evil is different from • Read More »

Evil is Deceitful

Great evil first comes in small doses. – Jocelyn Soriano Evil is really powerless against goodness. But it works through malice and deceit. It works by pretending it is good and attractive and beautiful until you fall for it and lie to yourself that darkness is light and light is indeed darkness. Evil works by • Read More »

Goodness And Wisdom

See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. – Matthew 10:16, NRSVCE Much of the world is covered with darkness because those who are good are often afraid to shine their light. While wicked men plot about evil, good men fall • Read More »

Our Spiritual Battle

…for no one loses in this battle but he who ceases to fight and to trust in God. He never ceases to help His soldiers, although He sometimes suffers them to be wounded . Only fight, for all depends on this. There are remedies at hand for healing the wounds of those warriors who look • Read More »

The Beautiful And The Mysterious

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any • Read More »

Forgiveness Is The Bridge To Heaven

“He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.” – George Herbert Forgiveness may be one of the most difficult things we need to do in life. It is never easy. Quite often, we may even think • Read More »

Love Will Make a Way

There is no need to be dismayed if love sometimes follows torturous ways. Grace has the power to make straight the paths of human love. – Pope John Paul II Let us not grow weary if our efforts of love do not bring us quickly the fruits we desire. Love has its own time, its • Read More »

Anger and Hope

“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” – St. Augustine Anger need not always be destructive. Anger can be useful if it pushes us to defend what is good and right. We need • Read More »