To love - to love truly - is to open for our beloved a portal that leads into the sustaining presence of God. If we do not, an emptiness grows that is filled by Death.
Having celebrated the Sacred Mother in Revelation 12, John is shown in Revelation 17 how selfish woman have participated in corrupting life. As is to be expected, their men will show her no loyalty. The Pregnant Earth image is made available by Gideon Wright under the WikiCommons License. The American revolutionary and statesman Ben Franklin, worrying … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast
Revelation 15: The Most High shoulders the blame for the ruin that will fall upon our cultures of violence and privilege. How do we know whether someone is going to be a good leader? Because we live in a democracy during the television age, our politicians give us many answers to that question. Some candidates … Continue reading Starving the Beast
Revelation 14: The Most High responds to the dragon's vengeance with serenity, peace and truth. 007 and Mission: Impossible are killer movie franchises, but the modern spy thriller contains few surprises. After defeating a few minions, the hero approaches the lair of the evil genius. Captured and facing certain death, the hero escapes for one … Continue reading Exit the Dragon
Revelation 13: Having been cast out of heaven, the dragon seeks to secure control of the earth. His vengeance uses tyrannical government and religious hypocrisy to drive humanity away from the love tendered by the Most High. I have a hard time coming up with stories about vengeance. I did watch Kill Bill all the … Continue reading The Plan of Vengeance