J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Practice Mindfulness

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:3). The meek practice humble gratitude even in the face of indifference or hostility.  They find their anchor in their connection with God and creation, not in the games through which society assigns prestige. Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, made a life […]

Practice Gratitude

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3). Jesus did not begin with this Beatitude by accident.  Poverty of spirit makes every ensuing virtue and blessing possible.  The poor in spirit recognized their radical dependence on God, so gratitude fills and forms their hearts.  But this is not […]

Walking Through Pain to Peace

What has the journey through pain taught you about peace?