Benedictines and Lectio Divina

1. Introduction : the Voice of God When we speak of the Bible, we speak of the Christ-Logos as the recapitulation of the Word of God as it fills the universe as a sign of God’s will, inscribed in the order of all things. It is therefore necessary to meditate … Continue reading

Hercules’ Sixth: The Sphere of War & Stymphalídes órnithes

Hercules now advances to the sphere of war. Openly, now, following the altruistic stooping to help the needy and the “folk”, Hercules comes bearing arms against the wicked. It is almost as if Hercules has doubly earned the right to tilt in combat, through having served as a squire to … Continue reading

Love in the Time of Autumn

Materialists, adhering to the theory of the “selfish gene”, must regard Love as an epiphenomenon whose real purpose is the propagation of the genes. It is true that in the animal and vegetable kingdoms, at least in regards to the higher organisms, sex serves the purpose of the continuation of … Continue reading

The Labors of Hercules, Part 5

The Augean Stables Hercules does not go immediately into action or battle, following his insult from the gods: Hera’s madness that causes him to murder his own offspring is the “fall” or primordial condition of sinful man who is an enemy to himself and his own kith/kin, let alone everyone … Continue reading

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