Critical Grace Theory

This is my spiritual blog. Grace is critical to get us through these disturbing times.

Natural Beauty

Your natural beauty is so much enhanced when the light of God shines through you.

Albert Camus’ The Stranger is a Stranger to Things of the Spirit

I recently read The Stranger by Albert Camus. The main character, for some critics, is admirably stoic, not willing to bend his will to the absurdity of life, faithful to his nihilistic ideals. Some think that Merusault does a heroic job of controlling or ignoring his human emotions because of his firm belief that nothingContinue reading “Albert Camus’ The Stranger is a Stranger to Things of the Spirit”

Critical Grace Theory

Grace is critical to the proper functioning of society. Without it, a diverse society will end up destroying itself.

Real Preppers Love Jesus

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Holofernes being beheaded by Judith.

The Lord who crushes wars is our assassin’s mace

Behold now, the Assyrians are increased in their might; they are exalted, with their horses and riders; they glory in the strength of their foot soldiers; they trust in shield and spear, in bow and sling, and know not that thou art the Lord who crushes wars;

sunset

Life’s sinking sun

The truest evidence for God requires faith and sometimes solitude and reflection. Coincidences like that happen more often than we realize. We need faith to be tuned in to them, to experience them. In times of peaceful reflection, such as gardening can bring, we can hear God more clearly.

St Joseph

Serenity in Battle

I LOVE this image of St. Joseph. He looks like he’s just out for a nice stroll in the woods, maybe getting some firewood and collecting flowers. And while he’s out walking and collecting, oh, yeah, he slays the devil. St. Joseph doesn’t show any sign of fear, repulsion, or anger at the beast belowContinue reading “Serenity in Battle”

Saturday, Glorious

Today is Saturday. I was worried and decided to pray the rosary. The first Glorious Mystery, the Resurrection, told me not to worry. We will not be on this cross forever.The second Glorious Mystery, the Ascension, told me not to worry. We will rise again with him.The third Glorious Mystery, the descent of the HolyContinue reading “Saturday, Glorious”

The good you do

Even the mistakes you make when serving the Lord are beautiful and edifying. One morning last week, I met my cousin for coffee to talk about the way of the world and spiritual things. I have always admired his fortitude in walking with the Lord. He spent years devoted to prayer. He goes to aContinue reading “The good you do”

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