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Meaning of Life: Who are You and Why are You Here?

The meaning of life is to realize that you a divine being who is here to express its divinity in this world. You are more than who you think you are. You are endowed with a spiritual self in addition

Posted in Meaning of Life, Spirituality

What's the Deal with the Virgin Birth?

One of my favorite comedians is Jim Gaffigan who has a funny routine about the virgin birth saying it would be great to overhear the conversation where Mary explained to Joseph that she was pregnant and Joseph wasn’t the father:

Posted in Bible, Spirituality

How to Overcome Your Temptations

Todays Catholic Gospel reading is the Three Temptations of Jesus from Matthew 4:1-11. Jesus is tempted by the Tempter, or Devil, with three temptations; first to satisfy a hunger, second to satisfy a desire for protection, comfort and security and

Posted in Bible, Personal Growth

The Beatitudes: A Guide to True Happiness

Yesterday’s Catholic Gospel reading was the Beatitudes, or True Happiness, from the first part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. I think that these beatitudes are a source of great confusion to many. The overall misunderstanding is that they are

Posted in Bible, Spirituality

Choose and Reach Your Goals with Paine and Oprah Power (POP)

A few days ago, January 29th, both Thomas Paine and Oprah Winfrey shared a birthday. The contrast of these two people immediately struck me as funny. I’m willing to bet that most Americans don’t know who Thomas Paine was but

Posted in Personal Growth

Have the Time of Your Life

This is the video of one of the last episodes of Seinfeld with the Green Day song Time of Your Life (Good Riddance) that you may have seen a million times, I have, but it’s a great reminder that we

Posted in Joy

Top 10 Signs You May be a Feverish Selfish Little Clod

As a follow-up to my last article about the True Joy in Life, here are the top 10 signs that you may be a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world is not devoting itself

Posted in Personal Growth

The True Joy in Life by George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw wrote the following sentence in a letter prefacing his book “Man and Superman: a Comedy and Philosophy” which can be used as a guide to living a meaningful, productive and joyful life: This is the true joy

Posted in Joy, Spirituality

Three Misunderstandings of the Parable of the Rich Man and Poor Man

Today’s (9/29/07) Gospel reading is from Luke 16:19-31 and is Jesus’ story of the rich man and poor man who both die at the same time and the rich man goes to hell while the poor man goes to heaven.

Posted in Bible, God, Spirituality

Pinocchio and the Meaning of Life

The Adventures of Pinocchio, Carlo Collodi’s 19th century tale about the trials and tribulations of a wooden puppet (the original story not the Disney version), provides a neat explanation of the meaning of life specifically addressing who we are and

Posted in Meaning of Life, Spirituality

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