Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Vincent Johnson

11/21/2013 (1 year ago)

A Blest Life (www.ablestlife.com)

How much do we really need to know?

If great minds think alike, what about those that aren't so great??

I Believe and have trust in God.

I Believe and have trust in God.

Highlights

By Vincent Johnson

A Blest Life (www.ablestlife.com)

11/21/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: Theology, Simple, Faith, God's Love, content, creation


MOORESVILLE, N.C. - I was having a pretty deep conversation with my sons yesterday about meditation and the power of the mind. Afterward, my brain hurt. Just the complexity of the conversation while stimulating, left me mentally exhausted and the topic unresolved.

I truly love the simplicity of God and the spiritual. Some may say it's not so simple, but the premise behind faith does not require complex and difficult extrapolation. It requires one to act upon something of which there is not tangible, scientific explanation for. It requires us to believe and have trust that God is in charge. It's almost child-like in its approach. Isn't that what Jesus hinted at when he said in the Gospel of Matthew that unless we become like children we will not be able to enter into heaven?

I'm not saying that those great minds can't explore our faith in its theological and dogmatic values. But it's not required that everyone do that. We must understand as far as we can what our faith - what Our Lord is all about. We should always have knowledge of this because it would be extremely difficult to carry out Christ's command to go out and evangelize in the world. I've gotten so much understanding about our faith by reading from the Doctors of the church. I'm just saying that simple is good for me.

The awesome beauty of God's creations.


When I look out my window because I heard a bird singing, and see the beauty of God's creation in nature; I feel at peace and complete. When I hear my children's laughter, I feel joy. When I
contemplate the absolute love of God our Father - I feel peace and contentment. When I share that love - I feel invigorated and excited. When I receive the sacraments, I feel heaven's presence in my life. I don't require much more. To me this is fulfilling and in it I have reached my own personal self-actualization for my spiritual life. To others there is more, and I truly commend them for working to seek it out.

Man must seek and find as he is prodded. My sons also brought up the topic of UFO's and alien life as a reality. I just said that I wasn't going to spend any of my precious time wondering about it. If it is so, then it will be revealed someday to us all. In the meantime; look that beautiful blue sky, that's what prods me!

A birth foretold: click here to learn more!




---

Web site to inspire others in facing their day.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Blog

Why Christians Cannot Practice Transcendental Meditation Watch

Image of When we rest quietly in God's presence, we engage in contemplation. In contemplation we spend time with God in wordless silence, aware that he is with us.

By Rev. Mr. Ian VanHeusen

Before you think that this article is another stereotypical condemnation of Transcendental Meditation and other forms of East Asian meditation practices, I ask you to think again. Christians are not able to practice Transcendental Meditation not because it is immoral ... continue reading


Monday Musings - So What's The Rush?

Image of We should continue a silent and prolonged interaction with Him after Mass instead of joining the stampede out of the pews.

By Michael Seagriff

Many professing to be Catholic - even among those who attend Sunday Mass regularly - have lost the sense of the Sacred and their belief in the Real Presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. CANASTOTA, NY - The many reasons for this are beyond the scope of this ... continue reading


The Masterpiece of Living

Image of Life is like a spider web. Beautiful at first sight and looks simple to create but in comparison to the world around it, is actually more elaborate than it seems. In one swift movement, it can be taken apart, ripped to shreds, but that's when, with God's love, you learn to build up the strength to rebuild it and go on.

Have faith in God. Trust God with your life and with your future. Let go of fear. God is faithful and will in all things sustain and keep you. Do not be afraid. Only believe.

By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

I guess that's why I spent part of my Sunday Mass distracted by them. Not because they were a distraction in the negative sense, but because they were a living picture of what it means to be faithful and faith-filled.  ZEBULON, NC - Without a word, he ... continue reading


Christians Must Get in the Game and Testify to Truth Watch

Image of Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus or Jesuits and, on 19 April 1541, became its first Superior General.

By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Chaos is at an all time high for sure in the midst of this on-going battle between good and evil. Before the age of internet, it took time to respond to a differing view. A letter to the editor or a phone call to your representative required you to invest real ... continue reading


This Beautiful Prayer is For You

Image of Never underestimate the power of prayer.

By Jackie Stammen

Years ago after a retreat I attended, the Lord gave me a prayer which I've since remembered, which is kind of amazing because if there's anything I'm not so great at it's memorizing things word for word. Thank God it's a short prayer and that He knows my shortcomings ... continue reading


Through Suffering You Can Find God

Image of By God's grace, no cross He sends will ever be too heavy.

By Michael Seagriff

Let me repeat some obvious truths. God is more powerful than any of us. He draws each of us to Himself. He wants to excite our hearts. He longs to fill our minds and souls with the Truth. He desires that we yield ourselves totally to His will. CANASTOTA, NY - We are ... continue reading


11 Reasons why Eggs are the Healthiest Food on Earth. Watch

Image of One little egg is packed with several vitamins essential to your health!

By Wendy RN., BA, MBA

Eggs contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body. including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, Vitamin E, Folate and many more.One large egg contains (1):Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): 9% of the RDA.Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): ... continue reading


Thank you God for gifting me your relentless love.

Image of Domino Effect:  a situation in which one event causes a series of similar events to happen one after another.

By Jackie Stammen

There are consequences to every decision we make. With the decisions we make that are not pleasing to God, our loving Father tries to hold back the wrath that we bring upon ourselves as a result from those sins. However, as we sin more and more and as the sin goes ... continue reading


My Mangy Cat and Me

Image of Cats have a way of making their way deep into our hearts.

By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

My heart leaped as I raced barefooted across the cold mudroom floor. Pulling the door open, I found our little old mangy cat sitting just on the opposite side. Bending down to run my hands across her dirty winter coat, she rewarded me with a deep satisfied purr. ... continue reading


What does Pray without Ceasing Mean? Watch

Image of 'Nowhere on earth are you more welcomed, nowhere on earth are you more loved, than by Jesus living and truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time that you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about an everlasting peace on earth.
~ Saint Teresa of Calcutta

By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, St. Paul writes that we should 'pray without ceasing.' This word from scripture can have two very different effects on our lives. Either we can reject it as a pious sentiment that is 'not practical,' or we can allow it to transform how we ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 28:16-20, 30-31
16 On our arrival in Rome Paul was allowed to stay in ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 11:4, 5, 7
4 Yahweh in his holy temple! Yahweh, his throne is in ... Read More

Gospel, John 21:20-25
20 Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for May 23rd, 2015 Image

St. John Baptist Rossi
May 23: This holy priest was born in 1698 at the village of Voltaggio in ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter