All posts by Tom Yeshua

Apple on Tree in Orchard

Sin, Self and Thomas Merton

A number of years ago, at a parent’s night held at the school where I taught theology to junior high students, a parent asked a question no one had ever asked me before: “Who has been the greatest influence on your spiritual life?” I remember

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Shalom, Do Not Be Afraid

If you were to go through all four gospels, there are two phrases that Jesus continually brings up, with some slight variations. The first is, “Do not be afraid.” The second dovetails the first, “Peace be with you.” These two are eternally linked in the

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Remember Who You Are

In the movie The Lion King, Simba, heir to the throne of his father, King Mufasa, flees from the Pridelands kingdom when his father is murdered by his uncle, Scar. Deep in the safety of the jungle, Simba joins up with two characters, Timon and

Stained glass window image of Jesus

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

In the first chapter of Mark’s gospel, we find Jesus encountering demons seemingly on a regular basis. In the synagogue in Capernaum he silences and heals a demon possessed man. Later, after healing Simon Peter’s mother-in law, among those who come seeking his help are