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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on May 06, 2013 | Comments (0)


Pentecost: 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

What we value determines who we are.  Rationally we first value the external physical things we see around us.  Jesus teaches us to first value the spiritual things we sense within us. Luke 12:31

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

Worldly life sees the glory to feel His Presence.

Godly life feels His Presence to see His glory.

Worldly sees the Spirit as a separate being apart from us.

Godly experiences the Spirit as a part in us.

OLD TESTAMENT: Acts 2:4

Worldly: All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.
Godly: All of them were filled in the Holy Spirit.

 

Worldly sees God's acts as specific and physical.

Godly experiences God's acts as continuous and spiritual.

PSALM: 104:24-34, 35b

Worldy: O LORD, how manifold are your works!
Godly: O LORD how manifold are your works in us!

 

Worldly: saying “Jesus” is a rational act.

Godly: saying “Jesus” is a spiritual act.

EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

Worldy: No one can say "Jesus is Lord" except by the Holy Spirit.
Godly: No one can spiritually say "Jesus is Lord" except in the Holy Spirit.

 

Worldly: peace comes to us because something peaceful has happened.

Godly: something peaceful has happened because Peace is in us.

GOSPEL: John 20:19-23

Worldly: Peace be with you.
Godly: Peace be in you.

 

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For further study see the follow on Pentecost Meditation.


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