"As tension cannot occur without the chain, so can temptation not be felt without desire." https://youtu.be/Ni75-fCcL6w The fettered man What is temptation? Imagine a man wakes up and finds himself chained to a wall by invisible steel fetters. But who, making no effort to leave the wall, hardly notices the chains and thus cannot experience … Continue reading Food for Thought: What is the role of desires in temptation?
A loss of anything can be difficult. When faced, there is initial pain that opens a void we struggle to fill. Loss is change. We call change a loss because something is no longer accessible in the form we are accustomed. Wanting what is no longer possible or resisting what is, leads to suffering. But … Continue reading Loss as change
https://youtu.be/JqCjPdsvjCU "The gift from above that is rain, and the faithful activity of the elements that bring it forth, should never be shooed away, but welcomed joyfully with open hearts filled with gratitude. For, through the nourishing and cleansing gift that is rain, we are ever again permitted a renewed experience of the Grace of … Continue reading Rain, rain, come and pour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwIvEyXLkSA For a long time, the prodigal son was eating the husks that the swine refused. Persecuted by want that the husks never seemed to satisfy, he suddenly remembered his Father’s House. A fervent yearning arose within to journey there, and thus humbly petition his Father for forgiveness of his transgressions, so he might … Continue reading Food for Thought: Temptations of the prodigal son (with audio)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfNIXIsDmc0 ~Ikenna Q. Ezealah
Question: What does this mean? “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Does it mean that anything you ask God for, He will give to you? And the knocking part, is He referring to The Kingdom of Heaven opening to you while … Continue reading Q & A: What does this mean? “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
In all the talk of leadership, we overemphasize the big things. And yet, it is only from the small that the great arises. When we are drying our hands in the restroom, do we also pick the paper towels near the trash left by others? When we pass a sullied stall, do we take the … Continue reading About leadership
Real knowledge can never be transmitted or taught, but must be personally experienced. Imagine if I return from Cape Verde and try conveying my experiences. No matter how elaborate and enthusiastic my descriptions are, I cannot transfer the actual experience to you. As it is a living imprint in my soul, all you have are … Continue reading Knowledge and experience