J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Waking Nicodemus

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9). At night, we sleep.  We also do then what we never do in the light of day.  I, Nicodemus, visited Jesus at night. I did not go to scout for the Sanhedrin, the clerical court that deemed him a menace at […]

Mary’s Son

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5). Mary remembered old, wizened Simeon with hair coming out of every pore, bone-bent, hunched, and creeping toward them like a spider.  With childlike delight in his crinkled eyes, he took the baby  and said to her with breathy intensity, “This child is destined […]