12 July, 2019

    Mankind drapes himself in habits that will hide him from himself. We don costumes to deny the true self from self (and from many others). Jesus, very early in His preaching taught on the universal lack of a man's correct self-knowledge. Jesus did not tarry in raising the deceitfulness of the…...[read more]

  • When There Is No Tomorrow

    8 July, 2019

    Mankind only travels earth for a few short years before his silver cord is severed, the golden pitcher smashed and he takes that journey he hopes is to a calm sunset. Life begins with a breath implanted, and ends with a breath snatched away. It is the spirit in the man that is the breath of the…...[read more]

  • The Parable of a Snake & a Saw

    7 July, 2019

    A snake slid into a carpentry workshop. It slithered over a wood-saw and received light wounds. Perceiving it had been attacked it struck back at the saw with a characteristic speed causing great injury to its mouth. Finally it coiled around the saw to suffocate it. With all this serpent's…...[read more]


    6 July, 2019

    Upon whom does God's light not rise? (Job 25:3b) God's eyes fall upon the ways of all men. He knows and examines the paths they take. There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay on its paths. They have turned from seeking God, and hold no regard for His…...[read more]

  • If Time & Chance Fall

    5 July, 2019

    When reason evades suffering (as it usually does) and life appears unfair - only 'time and chance' can add but a dissatisfying explanation. When in the seasons before 'time and chance' appears a man remembers his God, when all is well he does not forget nor ignore his maker; he is…...[read more]

  • 5 Worthy Desires

    3 July, 2019

    'The heart of Christ desires peace' (anon), so too men. Desires of the soul trump the desires of the flesh. They are the deeper and authentic yearnings, undulled by the flesh. The flesh can never offer satisfaction to them. They express the core longings implanted within man, the real…...[read more]

  • Stirred towards Mercy

    3 July, 2019

    Mercy is the door a man opens to his enemy, still knowing he need not, still knowing he continues safe from his enemy, and most notable of all - that he gains precious little. Mercy is the lubricant of forgiveness, an anointing of unmerited kindness. Mercy is an armistice of light within many a…...[read more]

  • Choose your refuge carefully...

    2 July, 2019

    The time to re-set thinking is never too soon. There are vital and life-giving thoughts belonging to those who would re-script and even resist mankind's processes of thinking. Abba Arsenius re-configured contemporary thinking (and thus behavior) some 1600 years ago. He practised a radical…...[read more]

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