Food for Thought: What is the role of desires in temptation?

"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?

Food for Thought: Temptations of the prodigal son (with audio)

  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)

Q & A: All I want out of life is spiritual growth. What would this mean in a Christian sense?

Question: All I want out of life is spiritual growth. What would this mean in a Christian sense? I feel a strong calling to withdraw deep into my soul through some sort of meditative/mystic practice. I want to get as close to Truth as possible. I feel like nothing else in life is worth pursuing. … Continue reading Q & A: All I want out of life is spiritual growth. What would this mean in a Christian sense?