Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tertullian on Persecution

Persecution was an ever present danger in Tertullian’s time and place (the end of the second century, Roman Empire).  Christians were often perplexed by it. Was it from the Devil? Should they flee to avoid persecution? Tertullian took a tough … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Christianity about 200 AD

 Tertullian’ s readers recognized the contemporary world which he set before their eyes. Soldiers were a familiar sight, posted in every province to track down robbers and bandits. They sometimes abused their position and practiced blackmail on the Christians.  After … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Even More Kempis

BOOK TWO THE INTERIOR LIFE   The First Chapter MEDITATION THE kingdom of God is within you,” says the Lord. Turn, then, to God with all your heart. Forsake this wretched world and your soul shall find rest. Learn to … Continue reading

Posted in Mystic Prose | Leave a comment

More Kempis

DO NOT yield to every impulse and suggestion but consider things carefully and patiently in the light of God’s will. For very often, sad to say, we are so weak that we believe and speak evil of others rather than … Continue reading

Posted in Mystic Prose | Leave a comment