J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Before Christmas Memories Fade

Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you (Matthew 5:11-12). Before holiday memories fade, let’s review the […]

Top Posts for 2014

      In July 2014, I started the Beatitudes Blog to encourage people in emotional pain.  Every brief post sheds light on the Beatitudes and invites readers to let the blessings flourish amid their suffering. Whether you have been following all along or this is your first visit, let’s celebrate together by taking a […]

Peace and the Christ Child

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9). During Advent, churchgoers often hear John’s magisterial prologue which includes this haunting irony: “The Word…was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet, the world did not know him” (John 1:1, 10).  What kind of “world” is […]