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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Feb 11, 2013 | Comments (0)


Second 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, shield and reward are both physical.

Godly, shield and reward are both spiritual.

OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

Worldly: Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.
Godly: Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your spiritual shield; your reward shall be very great.

 

Worldly, fear comes from what one thinks about an event.

Godly, fear is spiritually overcome by the Presence of Love (1 John 4:8).

PSALM: 27

Worldy: The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Godly: The Presence of the LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

 

Worldly stands firm because of the rational belief from the past.

Godly stands firm because of the spiritual experience in the Presence.

EPISTLE: Philippians 3:17-4:1

Worldy: Stand firm in the Lord.
Godly: Stand firm in the Presence of the Lord.

 

Worldly, the work of Jesus was in His physical miracles.

Godly, the work of Jesus was in His spiritual power to do the miracles.

GOSPEL: Luke 13:31-35

Worldly: Go and tell that fox… I finish my work.
Godly: Go and tell that fox… spiritually I finish my work.

 

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For further study see the follow on Lent II Meditation.


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