Friday, April 21, 2017

Married people urged to rekindle their love flame

In his Patheos blog, Wake Up Call, Tom Rapsas writes "Marriage Advice from an Unlikely Source: Jesus" based on Thomas Moore's translation of The Book of Mark in his GOSPEL series of translations with commentary. Rapsas shares:
"... I was thrilled when Care of the Soul author Thomas Moore began putting out a series of books on the four Gospels. There may be no better guide to the intricacies of Jesus’s teachings than Moore, a former monk who lived in a Catholic religious order for 12 years, and who went on to become a psychotherapist and perhaps the greatest spiritual writer of our time.
In his latest release, Gospel – the Book of Mark, Moore has translated the original text into very understandable English, reinterpreting some passages while providing a running commentary that illuminates the meaning of Jesus’s words and actions. In the introduction to the book, Moore reminds us that Jesus did not set out to create a religion or church."
Regarding Mark 10, Rapsas concludes, "It goes without saying, that when in an abusive relationship divorce may be the only viable solution. But when one enters a marriage in love, and the love seems to dim, there are always ways to rekindle the flame."

Monday, April 03, 2017

Include simple weekend relaxation to relieve stress

Longevity Magazine shares Marina Wildt's piece "Unschedule Your Weekend For Stress Relief" that quotes Thomas Moore about our tendency to be always crazy busy. Under Wildt's second point "Find Time This Weekend To…" – "Realise the World Continues to Operate When You’re Not Working," she writes:
"Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul, says, 'We seem to have a complex about busyness in our culture. Most of us do have time in our days that we could devote to simple relaxation. But we convince ourselves that we don’t. It seems there is always something that needs doing. Always someone who needs our attention.'”