Mark J Janssen

Mark Janssen

Mark Janssen is an American mystic who writes about modern Spirituality. My writing is a part of my everyday life of working with others. Everywhere I look I see angels and spirits. My work and my writing are based on a lifetime of living mysteries.

Articles Mark has Published
Agents For Change
Agents For Change

People who are born mystics, whose purpose in life is to delve into and live the mysteries of the Holy One, are born saints. They may even be beyond the saints. They are perfect. True or false? False. »

People who are born mystics, whose purpose in life is to delve into and live the mysteries of the Holy One, are born saints. They may even be beyond the saints. They are perfect. True or false? False. Not only false but, as the late American president Harry Truman might have said, a pile of manure. In fact, that would be a genteel version of what my novice master said any time somebody tried to accuse..

Mark Janssen · one day ago

Mark Janssen · one day ago

A Wealth of Miracles
A Wealth of Miracles

The other day I told God it would be a good idea for Him to work an Easter miracle for me. As Easter and tax day come at the same time this year, I was thinking a bundle of money would help. Silly me. »

The other day I told God it would be a good idea for Him to work an Easter miracle for me. As Easter and tax day come at the same time this year, I was thinking a bundle of money would help. Silly me. God thinks in larger terms than we humans. After attending Easter Mass at the Carmelite monastery—sung throughout by the chorus of birds right outside the windows in the monastic garden—I went to..

Mark Janssen · April 16th, 2017

Mark Janssen · April 16th, 2017

Might/Right
Might/Right

It was with absolute and utter incredulity that I read about the American president, Donald Trump, being confounded by recent chemical gas bombings by the Syrian president, Bashir al-Assad. Not only was »

It was with absolute and utter incredulity that I read about the American president, Donald Trump, being confounded by recent chemical gas bombings by the Syrian president, Bashir al-Assad. Not only was the president put out, but so were many in the American government and Syria scholars. Honest. What I want to know is what their grade school history teachers think of them. I want to know why they..

Mark Janssen · April 11th, 2017

Mark Janssen · April 11th, 2017

Slavery
Slavery

It is to our shame and glory that slavery still exists. Not the slavery where men, women and children are used and abused for the profits of extortionists. It is our slavery to ourselves. We have what »

It is to our shame and glory that slavery still exists. Not the slavery where men, women and children are used and abused for the profits of extortionists. It is our slavery to ourselves. We have what religion and pietists term our "gross appetites" although, if you are familiar with German or any of its derivative languages, you are aware that "gross" means "great". (Just your luck that I am listening..

Mark Janssen · April 9th, 2017

Mark Janssen · April 9th, 2017