The Return of Spirit

For weeks now it seemed I just did not get enough sleep, though I kept the same hours.  Finally, I feel I’ve recovered from a fall that took me by surprise, and I finally really enjoyed blueberry pancakes for breakfast.  The world looks better despite the bad news, like Cuba, China, Nigeria—the spiritual children of Marx, Mohammed, and Mao.

We need life-giving mentality, like what inspired Western Civilization from Medieval to Modern times, and that is scarce or lost in a world so diversified.  The USA was a leader in that arena, but there were those who did not see that, right here on these shores.

The USA will revive, and I see that in the Olympics.  Not that patriotism outdoes love of God and fellow man, but it’s a start.

The Return of Spirit

The Return of Spirit

For weeks now it seemed I just did not get enough sleep, though I kept the same hours.  Finally, I feel I’ve recovered from a fall that took me by surprise, and I finally really enjoyed blueberry pancakes for breakfast.  The world looks better despite the bad news, like Cuba, China, Nigeria—the spiritual children of Marx, Mohammed, and Mao.

We need life-giving mentality, like what inspired Western Civilization from Medieval to Modern times, and that is scarce or lost in a world so diversified.  The USA was a leader in that arena, but there were those who did not see that, right here on these shores.

The USA will revive, and I see that in the Olympics.  Not that patriotism outdoes love of God and fellow man, but it’s a start.

Communism Exposed Again

Reportedly thousands have been arrested, some never to be seen again, as Cuban Communism struggles to maintain the only way it can survive—dictatorship.  Don’t let China’s public face fool you, it, too, is a dictatorship.  Nobody mentions the Cubans, beaten by the police or party faithful.  The legacy of Communism is always the coercion of a dictatorship.

Who consoles the grieving parents, spouses, and siblings of the missing?  Karl Marx little knew his ideas were devils’ work, and not the universal panacea he imagined.  If you want to help humankind, you need to stay in contact with the Holy Spirit, or the Judeo-Christian ethos.

The Fair Sex

Since I was from a partly Protestant background, it was hard for me at first to understand the Catholic devotion to St. Mary, the Mother of God.  But as I grow senescent, and feel the weakness of my humanity, and compare it to the manliness of her Son, understanding of her as a go-between dawns.  I need someone who says to her son, “They have no wine.”  And the Son, with his big heart, makes it.

It is a matter of understanding feminine sympathy, so unlike manly generosity, and if I have access to God through Mary, all the better.  That does not mean I don’t understand (and admire) Christ’s persistence, determination, long-suffering, toleration of risk, and other virtues.  I am glad God  created both women and men.

The Quaker

The title refers to a tree that I can see from my patio, its leaves constantly moving in even a breeze so slight the other trees stand still.  It is called the Quaking Aspen, and its leaves are shaped to move at the slightest stir in the breeze.  They are shaped that way through evolution (Who runs evolution, if not God?) and provide a refreshing rustle on a dead hot day.

Nature has some amazing wonders, and this one perked me up on an oppressively hot day.  I am enthralled by these interesting aspects of our universe.