work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
I found myself reflecting on Paul’s Letter to the Roman Christians. This is perhaps the most cogent blueprint of spiritual formation in the Christian Bible.
It begins with knowing where we are. Spiritually and emotionally, of course.
When we pause over a period of time and begin to understand what drives us. We begin.
We have to become aware of the things that influence us–advertising, comments on social media, character on a TV show, social media influencer…
Awareness that we are capable of doing and thinking of things that violate our own best self and are hurtful to other human beings. That comes first before we can do anything.
Then we can begin to be open to change. We can find that Jesus pointed to a path.
That path includes time alone in prayer and meditation. But if you stop there, you’ve missed the point. It’s all about going from…
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