J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

“Only the Suffering God Can Help”

Recall a seemingly graceless time when God showed up. My thoughts on what that’s about…

Own Your Poverty: Thomas Merton on Understanding God’s Love for You

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3). One of Mary Oliver’s most beloved poems, “Wild Geese,” begins: You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a  hundred miles through the desert repenting…. Indeed. You do not have to […]