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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Dec 31, 2012 | Comments (0)


First Sunday After Epiphany: 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

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 wants physical protection in difficult times.

Godly seeks inner spiritual protection in difficult times.

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 43:1-7

Worldly: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
Godly: When you pass through the waters, I will be spiritually with you.

 

Worldly waits to hear the voice of God.

Godly hears the still, small, silent voice of God.

PSALM: 29

Worldy: The voice of the LORD is powerful.
Godly: The voice of the LORD is spiritually powerful.

 

Worldly seeks spirituality from above.

Godly seeks spirituality from within.

EPISTLE: Acts 8:14-17 (The Greek word can be translated: “receive” or take”.)

Worldy: Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Godly: Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they spiritually took the Holy Spirit.

 

Worldly sees fire as physically consuming.

Godly sees fire as spiritually cleansing.

GOSPEL: Luke 3:15-17

Worldly: He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Godly: He will spiritually baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

 

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For further study see the follow on Epiphany I Meditation.


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