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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Mar 25, 2013 | Comments (0)


Second Sunday of Easter: Bottom Line Spirituality

Unlocking the Gospel Secrets of Spirituality

Discover what difference reading these scriptures in a Worldly or a Godly way make.

THE LANGUAGE OF THE SPIRIT

SPIRITUALITY CAN CHANGE OUR LIFE

We have two lives, rational and spiritual. Feel the difference how our spiritual understanding of life can change our rational understanding of life.

Click here to read the introductory text for the Bottom Line Meditations

Worldly life seeks to forgive the unforgivable to feel God’s Love.

Godly life seeks to feel God’s Love to forgive the unforgivable.

Worldly: if we do not obey God we will not have the Holy Spirit.

Godly: we get to have the Holy Spirit to obey God.

OLD TESTAMENT: Acts 5:27-32

Worldly: We are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.
Godly: We are witnesses to these things through the Holy Spirit whom God has given to enable those who obey him.

 

Worldly: righteousness is doing the right thing to get right with God.

Godly: righteousness is a right relationship with God to do the right thing.

PSALM: 118:14-19

Worldy: Open to me the gates of your righteousness that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
Godly: Open to me the gates of your Presence in my heart that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.

 

Worldly sees God as a conditional Presence.

Godly sees God as an eternal Presence.

EPISTLE: Revelation 1:4-8

Worldy: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come.
Godly: Grace to you and Peace from Him who is already within your heart.

 

Worldly: forgiveness is for what the other did.

Godly: forgiveness is to be released from our hurt in what others did.

GOSPEL: John 20:19-31

Worldly: If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.
Godly: If you forgive the sins of any, the sins are released of them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained by you.

 

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For further study see the follow on Easter II Meditation.


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