The Origin of the Virgin Mary can be Found in Old Testament Wisdom Literature

The ancient Hebrew people were God’s chosen people. This is clearly stated in the Old Testament. “But now hear, O Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen” (Isaiah 44:1). The Wisdom of Solomon presents a worldview that considers wisdom to be a gift from God to His friends. “I do not hide her wealth, … More The Origin of the Virgin Mary can be Found in Old Testament Wisdom Literature

The Filioque Dispute

The filioque clause is one area of theological disagreement between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church. The Orthodox communities recite the Nicene creed by stating “And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Creator of life, who proceeds from the Father, who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who … More The Filioque Dispute

The Origin of the Holy Trinity is Found in Wisdom Literature

In “sapiential” or “wisdom literature” using metaphors is common. In the Book of Sirach, the author is imagining God as a king and ruler who is sitting on his heavenly throne directing providence through the divine word. This image of God prepares the way for the mystery of the Holy Trinity. From this image we are led to imagine a sovereign … More The Origin of the Holy Trinity is Found in Wisdom Literature

Love Prevails

Unseen, hidden, lost and feared the light upon light such a beautiful terror shaping and molding the star-filled sky.   The Word misunderstood, forgotten, dismissed twisted, contorted, abused, and used came to love through blood and tears.   Layer upon layer of lies over truth what is real is announced by one imprudence is practiced … More Love Prevails