Category Archives: Spiritual Darkness

Blinded by the confines of their own intellects

The Russian novelist Dostoevsky once said: ‘He who desires to see the living God face to face should not seek him in the empty firmament of his mind, but in love.’ The great mistake of the current crop of fundamentalist … Continue reading

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Acedia, an aversion to spiritual things

William Bennet, speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, said: ‘There is a coarseness and a cynicism to our era…The ancients called it acedia, an aversion to spiritual things and an undue concern for the external and the worldly… I … Continue reading

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It’s more than politics

When Eva Schloss, step sister of Anne Frank, attended the opening of the award winning play: ‘And Then They Came For Me – Remembering the World of Anne Frank’, she said: ‘Many young people do not know very much about … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Beatles

In 1966 John Lennon announced that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ, and that Christianity would vanish from the face of the earth. Well, it’s still going, but the Beatles, as a group, only lasted another four years. … Continue reading

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Signs of a sick spirit

There’s an old Jewish story about two shopkeepers who were bitter rivals and would spend each day keeping track of each other’s business. If one got a customer, he’d smile in triumph at his rival. If the other got the … Continue reading

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All we have is what we are

There’s a story about a wealthy man who could not conceive of a life without money. As death approached he had a vision of an angel who told him he could only take with him whatever he could fit into … Continue reading

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Your room is ready

The Winchester Mystery House is a favourite tourist destination in California. It belonged to Sarah Winchester, widow of the man who invented the Winchester Rifle – the gun that won the West. Sarah was troubled for her soul and her … Continue reading

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