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


Fifth 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 thinking only knows the physical. Godly thinking knows both can choose which is best for them. Which would you choose in each case?

Worldly, path is physical.

Godly, path is spiritual grace.

OLD TESTAMENT: Isaiah 43:16-21

Worldly: Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,
Godly: Thus says the LORD, who makes a spiritual way in the sea, a spiritual path in the mighty waters,

 

Worldly, laughter and joy come from what happened.

Godly, laughter and joy come from being in the Presence no matter what happens.

PSALM: 126

Worldy: Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy;
Godly: Then our mouth was filled with spiritual laughter, and our tongue with spiritual shouts of joy;

 

Worldly knowing is rational knowledge.

Godly knowing is a spiritual experience.

EPISTLE: Philippians 3:4b-14

Worldy: I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
Godly: I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of spiritually knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.

 

Worldly tries to fix things to feel better.

Godly feels the Presence to fix things.

GOSPEL: John 12:1-8

Worldly: You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me
Godly: You always have the poor with you physically, but spiritually you always have me

 

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For further study see the follow on Lent V Meditation.


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