Written by Michael Matt “Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.” – J.R.R. Tolkien T-O-R-T-U-R-E (What Did Jesus Say to Jeremiah Denton in the “Hanoi Hilton”?) In his 1956 article, I Found God in Soviet Russia, concentration camp survivor John Noble writes: “I have seen Christianity under the most terrible persecution it has suffered since the days of Nero, and I have seen abundant proof that faith in Christ, the Saviour, is still alive in Continue Reading →
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Along the lines of my last post, I would like to point out a simple truth of the spiritual life, for those who may not already know this little rule of thumb. If you are trying to gain a particular virtue, you will be tried in that virtue. How else will you know if your prayer has been answered and you have gained the virtue in question? For instance, if we desire faith, we will Continue Reading →
I must admit I don’t have an answer to this one and theology does make it seem like an impossibility. But as doubtful as it is, I’d love to think that they do because one thing is obviously certain to me. Dogs can teach us more about living the Christian life than most people. Now dogs have different personalities and natures, so this does not pertain to every dog. However, I have been blessed with some Continue Reading →