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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Feb 04, 2013 | Comments (0)


First Sunday in Lent: 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

The Season of Lent is an opportunity to strengthen our spiritual abilities to look within ourselves. These exercises can help us discover the different meaning looking at the same scripture from the spiritual side can make.

Worldly, bounty is physical.

Godly, bounty is spiritual.

OLD TESTAMENT: Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Worldly: You, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the LORD your God has given to you and to your house.
Godly: You, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the LORD your God has spiritually given to you and to your house.

 

Worldly, shelter is physical.

Godly, shelter is spiritual.

PSALM: 91:1-2, 9-16

Worldy: You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
Godly: You who live in the spiritual shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,

 

Worldly, word and faith is learned rationally.

Godly, word and faith is discovered spiritually.

EPISTLE: Romans 10:8b-13

Worldy: "The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);
Godly: "The word is in you, on your lips and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);

 

Worldly, temptation is physical.

Godly, temptation is spiritual.

GOSPEL: Luke 4:1-13

Worldly: For forty days he was tempted by the devil.
Godly: For forty days he was spiritually tempted by the devil.

 

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For further study see the follow on Lent I Meditation.


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