• Suffering's Chalice ~ G ... Postcript

    23 June, 2014

    Soul Snack 117/14 ... Concealed in a pre-dawn human history, before a time any man could number, Job almost drowned in the chalice of suffering. A dramatic transaction had unfolded within the heavens that ripped Job's life to shreds. (See Job 1 & 2) In a subsequent, almost fruitless…...[read more]

  • Suffering's Chalice ~ F ... Price Tags

    20 June, 2014

    Soul Snack 116/14 ... We lift the chalice of suffering, bend over it and peer in, hoping to see shimmering contents that reflect a once hidden understanding. What value can ease the pain? A desperately distressing echo bounces about my soul when I hear suffering explained in terms that justify it…...[read more]

  • Suffering's Chalice ~ E ... Altruism

    19 June, 2014

    Soul Snack 115/14 ... Have you repeatedly sung the song, hummed the tune or wailed within - it's not fair? Have you bellowed from mountain-tops while sinking in valleys - how long? The unseen, the unspoken and the ungrasped nature of suffering stains the soul with injustice, it feeds the…...[read more]

  • Suffering's Chalice ~ D ... Reciprocity

    18 June, 2014

    Soul Snack 114/14 ... Boomerangs are an iconic hunting weapon of the Australian aborigine, crafted from wood. These are flat and hurled in an arch, spinning as they travel through the air. Boomerangs are so cleverly carved and thrown, that they return to the thrower. All of us have lived with…...[read more]

  • Suffering's Chalice ~ C ... Healing

    17 June, 2014

    Soul Snack 113/14 ... If the Holy Grail that explains suffering was ever unearthed could it be painfully empty? The three loudest Biblical heroes of suffering are Jesus, Job and Jeremiah. Unspoken heavenly relief during their deepest hours is a key to auditing the persistent thorns and fertile…...[read more]

  • Suffering's Chalice ~ B ... Comfort

    16 June, 2014

    Soul Snack 112/14 ... The good Lord lifted and then shared the chalice of suffering at his Last Suffer. Jesus washed His betrayer's feet. He then advised His disciples to copy Him. Life's Holy Grail - the reason for all manner of suffering, has become the flagstaff on a mountaintop or the…...[read more]

  • Suffering's Chalice ~ A

    15 June, 2014

    Soul Snack 111/14 ... In the grip of suffering we also ache for explanations. There lies a cauldron within that bubbles and bubbles. We look to douse it yet gain little relief. The good Lord served the fruit of the vine at His Last Supper. Jesus passed His cup of pain and poured out wine to each…...[read more]

  • Souvenirs of Solitude ~ Life Below the Clouds

    22 April, 2014

    Soul Snack 76/14 ... Man has exchanged all kinds of wild adventure for only pictures of what could have been. Those who rock in chairs to wile away the hours, build nothing but know peace. Which is most important? The chasing after wind holds no gain, and the seeking for self always will fail.…...[read more]

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