The Necessary Means

Which is a greater thing to possess? The gift itself, or the necessary means to obtaining and keeping and using the gift? What an impossible question, to which the only answer is both/and. The capacity of understanding the gift must expand to include the necessary means. It’s a package deal, as they say. What good … More The Necessary Means

Roadblock: Mary

As I peeked around the roadblock of authority, excited by all the knowledge and mysteries to discover about early Christianity, I caught sight of someone who caused me to hesitate.  Someone I had been carefully avoiding for years.  If I wanted to go any further, I was going to have to meet Mary. I used … More Roadblock: Mary

Ave Maria

And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.    ~Luke 1:28 (DRA) Before a child is born, there is a mother waiting.  Preparing.  Carrying.   Before a baby pierces the quiet with his first cries, there is a woman who said … More Ave Maria