Lost in Darkness

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Wandering Monk. When I think of the Garden of Eden, I don’t think of man’s expulsion as physical, but perception based. In other words, man remained in the general proximity but began interpreting his surroundings as unpleasant, seeing the good as gross. And likewise, man’s entrance into … Continue reading Lost in Darkness

Simple Saying

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Wandering Monk. I don’t know why, but I memorized the simple saying of positivity I devised a few days ago — although slightly altered: I believe in the benevolence of God. God, the almighty author of my narrative. God, the selfless provider of all things. I align … Continue reading Simple Saying

Lost in Paradise

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Wandering Monk. God created a playground in which man enjoyed himself. That is until the fruit of false knowledge sprouted within his thoughts. Fear and worry clouded man’s mind. A gloomy hue formed over man’s eyes until all he could see was the worst of what life … Continue reading Lost in Paradise

New Healing

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Wandering Monk. People listen to those that have the trappings of success. Wealth has replaced health as the sign of spiritual power. Disciples therefore, should no longer focus on physical ailments, but on helping others find fulfillment. For the most part, humanity has left physical sickness behind, … Continue reading New Healing

Creative Power

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Wandering Monk. How does a creation glorify its creator? By fulfilling the function instilled within it. And what is man but a feeble creature that must utilize faith for his survival. We hope the food is always there, we hope the shelter keeps us warm, we hope … Continue reading Creative Power

Serendipitous Life

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Wandering Monk. No, I’m serious. Think about it. You think all this happens by chance? Come on. You’re implying that serendipity is the basis for not only our individual existence, but the formation of the society in which we live, as well as every circumstance that occurs … Continue reading Serendipitous Life

Happy Unions

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Wandering Monk. To the religious amongst us I ask: are we not spirit wrapped in flesh? Then is marriage not the union of two souls? Then what is the religious controversy over same-gender marriage? Those with a religious perspective cannot on one hand esteem the spirit and … Continue reading Happy Unions

Team Spirit

An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Wandering Monk. I realize now which team I’m on, it’s team spirit. The opposing team of course, is team flesh. Growing up without much religious influence, besides 80s sitcom characters praying to God when they were in trouble, I had always assumed I was on team flesh. … Continue reading Team Spirit