Tag: Fear

Is Putin Christian? How are we Christian today?o

By human definition, Putin is Orthodox Christian. He was raised Orthodox Christian by his mother. His father was atheist and also a career with KGB. Putin “joined” the Orthodox Church at age 41 and has used their platform to garner support ever since. I think most of the world sees Putin as Godless. Interestingly a right-wing think-tank below states the same despite the risk … Read More Is Putin Christian? How are we Christian today?o

War Part Three

They chose not to surrender. The NYT photo below depicts three women armed to resist. The tears in their eyes are real. The guns heavy in their hands. The transport van somehow shadowing impending death. I “feel” glad they chose to fight. This feeling is filled with awe and respect for the people of Ukraine. Perhaps a little vicarious sense of vengeance and justice … Read More War Part Three

Morning Dew # 3

In my a.m. reading In the Old Testament, Noah just landed the Arc on dry land, and in the New Testament in Jesus Christ is fulfilling the law of prophets.  In Matthew Chapter 5, he succinctly lays out the steep climb of what it is to be Christian in 48 lines. Again, I diverge to the most prominent question.  How could Noah of built … Read More Morning Dew # 3

Fear & Reality – A terrible marriage

I am seeing a mix of responses to Co-vid 19 including the following behaviors: Rationale activation of personal resources, avid reading of scientifically-based information on Co-Vid, and preparing for the worst (acceptance and action) Denial and avoidance, superficial engagement with information, cavalier approach with social media memes or biased information sources with political spin Selfish isolationist view on how Co-vid 19 is negatively impacting … Read More Fear & Reality – A terrible marriage

Survival

Sitting on the beach reading a work of fiction a protagonist ponders with resentment, “Did his work have meaning or was it merely a means to survive? There was nothing shameful about trying to survive–it was the occupation of the majority. However, was it enough to live….and not even be sustained by a sense of purpose?” Nesterov is with the military police in Communist … Read More Survival

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Prayer last night (day 9 of lent) bought me a little Ignatian Examen prayer. I simple started my prayers the way I normally do and reviewed my day for any remnants of the following all too human tendencies: My fears My attachments My need for control Illusions of entitlement Each of these may not be readily apparent at first glance or very familiar friends … Read More 10

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