Category Archives: Essays

The faults we see

Have you noticed… Whenever our neighbor exhibits the same fault we have, it always appears uglier and more disturbing to us. Why? Two reasons: 1) We always rationalize and justify our behavior, or at least soften its severity through the … Continue reading

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Scarcity

Scarcity, the underpinning axiom of economics, is wrong. In the sense in which economists interpret it, there is no such thing as scarcity in the whole of Creation. No such! There is only abundance. There will always be more resources, … Continue reading

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My sheep hear My voice

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them … Continue reading

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The Rose

A rose is beautiful and vivifying because it is connected to the ground, from where it receives the nutrients that sustain it. Should we pluck it, then it remains beautiful only briefly. But eftsoons, it starts to discolor, shrivel, wither, … Continue reading

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The difference when we assess ourselves and others

When we act iniquitously and we try assessing ourselves, we automatically dilute the baseness of our deed by culling images of our noble characteristics. This action of always finding some “good” in ourselves, to counterbalance the severity of our misdeed, … Continue reading

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Correcting misconceptions from a Sermon

I recently watched a sermon on my newsfeed that was delivered by a pastor many years ago, perhaps the 1980’s. I watched it from beginning to end because a concept he shared in the beginning horrified me, so I instantly … Continue reading

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No place to lay His Head…

Imagine if you knew a pure-hearted and noble human being, whose soul was snow white in virtue. Now imagine if they entered a cafe, conversed with a few people, and after a few minutes emerged and immediately whispered the following: … Continue reading

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The relationship between self-assessment and standards

The danger of the present-day, and a reason for the rapid spiritual deterioration, is twofold: 1) Lack of self-assessment 2) Lack of an unchanging standard The two are interrelated, for self-assessment requires an unchanging standard by which all deeds are … Continue reading

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The contemporary slave

To prevent slaves from attempting escape, and to keep them in a perpetual state of demeaning servitude, slavemasters skillfully devised a nefarious tactic that we can call “overworking”. By relentlessly taxing them six days of the week, the slavemasters knew … Continue reading

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Does the Almighty really oppose?

Just read an article in which the author positioned the Almighty as opposing anyone with pride in their hearts. The author then quoted…James 4:6-7 says, “God opposes everyone who is proud, but he is kind to everyone who is humble.’ … Continue reading

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