Category Archives: paradox

Why Advent? Revisited.

Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches. It is the beginning of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church, as well. It is a time of both anticipation and preparation for the celebration of the Birth of … Continue reading

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The Challenge for Christ

Christ’s challenge was not Satan, but, rather, human weakness. He experienced all that we do except He never gave in to the inherent abuse of the senses. Hunger, thirst, unfulfilled can acquiesce to some threat or reward. Satan is not … Continue reading

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A View

Following is an excerpt from my book on poems as seen above, published in 2009. “A Coach’s Lament” While silently reclined there is much that comes to mind. Sounds and visions of seasons past, one had thought would always last. … Continue reading

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God’s Justice

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius … Continue reading

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Who Are We?

In our present-day dilemma of finding it difficult to define a baby, it is no wonder that we find difficulty in defining a man or a woman. To bring some clarity, I hope, I offer the writings of Rudyard Kipling … Continue reading

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The One Truth

When the mad Carousel that is the world has run its course, there will be but One truth, that has always been from the start, remaining. It is the One Truth that stood before Pilate as the answer to his … Continue reading

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The Week That Changed The World

As we enter Holy Week we remember that two years ago we and the world entered a most unprecedented period of duress rooted in a pandemic from which many trials and challenges have sprung forth. Yet the lessons of Holy … Continue reading

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The Paradox Of The Cross

Jesus carried the cross an estimated distance of 650 yards. Which is a little less than a quarter of a mile. The same distance many may walk leisurely in the morning with a cup of coffee in hand or in mowing one’s lawn on a warm … Continue reading

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The Lenten Journey Ends at The Cross

Unlike we, Christ came into the world not to live, but to die.  For 30 years He obeyed in being raised, nurtured and educated through His parents; Mary and foster father, Joseph.  For 3 years He taught. And for 3 … Continue reading

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Victim or Victor: Always A Choice

CONTAGIOUS OPTIMISM Uplifting stories from around the globe. Stumbling Past Failure To Success June 6, 2014 By Alan A. Malizia “Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.”-Al Bernstein By the good grace of God, I … Continue reading

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