Monthly Archives: August 2023

Wise and foolish virgins.

Symbol of oil▪ The lamp does not burn without oil. So, it is a symbol of death. When does death occur? Even doctors distinguish between so-called clinical death and the natural end of life. There are sure signs that life in … Continue reading

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What does it mean to worship God?

As James Pitre says, to worship something as a god is to bring to it sacrifices. “And Jacob made a vow: ‘If God is with me, if he will protect me on this journey, by which I now walk if … Continue reading

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The history of the world becomes similar again and again.

Jesus often comes into contact with the scribes and Pharisees. We hear that even today, he addresses them: “Woe” (Mt 23 27). The Pharisees demanded the observance of many rules derived from tradition and unreasonably limited personal freedom. By interpreting certain … Continue reading

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Salome.

Who are you, Salome? Young, beautiful, talented, and somewhat inexperienced. Sometimes, it is more visible, less. Salome had an excellent opportunity to show herself. Perhaps she thought that her potential husband was among the diners. So she wanted to establish herself … Continue reading

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Saint Augustine.

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Woe.

It is surprising and astonishing that such words could come from the mouth of Him, who was meek and lowly in heart. Couldn’t the Lord Jesus have spoken more gently to these people? Couldn’t he win the Pharisees by meekness? He couldn’t if … Continue reading

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God.

What does it mean, and how do we imagine living in God? God is a unique being. If nothing else, he is invisible, for example. Why? Is he playing hide and seek with us? Or is the cause somewhere else? … Continue reading

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Humiliation. Jesus and people like humility.

Have you noticed how little is said about pride? It is a pity that we forget that the essence of satisfaction lies in self-deception. St. Terezka would tell us to take a realistic look at ourselves and reality as soon as … Continue reading

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Memento – to know more and implement the command of love.

Many of you know that when someone is sick, we often have to encourage them to eat and drink more fluids. The ill person is fighting back; he doesn’t want to, yet you don’t give up. Talk to the sick person, … Continue reading

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Wretchedness is freedom.

His wretchedness has become his greatest gift – for as a wretch, he is allowed to be gifted by God. It is the brokenness of Peck’s emptiness – only it is not the fruit of the agony of struggle but … Continue reading

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