It has been shown that a 400-calorie serving of animal-based or processed foods typically leaves your stomach feeling less than half full versus a 400-calorie serving of fruits and vegetables, which leave you feeling completely full.
Processed foods, meat products and junk food in general not only leave you craving for more, but also don’t provide much “bang for the buck” when it comes to nutrition. Further, the body begins to break down from various diseases when subjected to such a diet for a prolonged period of time. read more…
We as creatures live a type of hypostatic union with our Creator.
We have our soul and God’s Spirit that animates our soul. We have our will and God’s will that not only conceived but also sustains our existence. We have our personality—our personhood—and God’s own Divine Life forming within us as a result of baptism and our continued cooperation with His grace. read more…
God is—and always has been—about liberation. Liberation for our soul, for our entire being.
There can be no complete and enduring liberation without living in the fullness of His Will, and without His Will living fully in the midst of creatures. His Volition and Spirit alone can set paralyzed man free.
Yet it is He who sustains my life every instant of every day.
God is inexhaustible life, continuous creation, eternal renewal.
If we only knew how close God is to us. Even the word “close” is misleading because God is closer than close. His very Spirit sustains us. Our souls are particles of his Being that never die. And so He causes us to exist every moment as the Life-Giving Spirit within. read more…
Have you ever been in love? So much so that you easily gave your heart and soul to another person? To someone you trusted with all your being. read more…
What man lives today as religion—or irreligion—will one day give way to the original and supreme reality: life solely within God’s dominion, stripped of all human agendas, mechanisms and props. read more…
God does not heal us or make us whole so we can return with more vigor to our old ways of selfishness and sin. Though He leaves us free to decide, He heals us to live a fuller life in Him.
Jesus often told those he healed to go and sin no more. But He could say to all of us today, ” Go and do your own will no more, but live fully in mine.”
To go and do our own will, to live a life focused on what we can get for ourselves—whether honor, riches, praise or human indulgences of every sort—would be an act of ingratitude and a total misappropriation of the love and generosity of God.
Let us be deliberate in our own response when God restores us to wholeness. Let us give our thanks by always living his will. By putting the old man away and living as a new creation in Christ.
Leave the “adult” behind.
Childlikeness is the Price of Admission
If the price of entry into the Kingdom of God–His Divine Will–is to become as a little child, then we must understand what that means and pursue it all costs. read more…
In our excitement and quest to experience Heaven on earth, we often fail to receive all the gifts Christ wants to give to us at Christmastime.
He shares with us the very gifts presented to Him by the three Wise Men:
- The refined purity and spiritual wealth of gold
- The incense of prayer that unites us to the Eternal Will of God
- The bitter myrrh of human suffering
I often wonder if I’m really acting in the Divine Will. If I’m connected to God’s “electrical current.”
We’ve been taught that no matter how small the act, it can participate in the Divine, Eternal Act of God.
Yet, when making my acts in the Will of God, I usually don’t feel or sense anything at all. It seems like I’m living in God’s Will by blind faith, by desire alone. read more…