Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Jul 01, 2013 | Comments (0)

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost: Bottom Line Spirituality

Unlocking the Gospel Secrets of Spirituality

Discover what difference reading these scriptures while Thinking Leaglism or Feeling Grace can make.

The Grace Language of Jesus


Jesus took legalistic words and gave them the grace meaning to consciously feel the difference being in the Presence of God in Him.

Legalism is idolatry, depending on something outside ourselves to get what God has already given to us inside our selves. Grace is self-correcting.

Righteousness Through Faith: Romans 3:21 - Apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known.

Grace is more polite when being rude than Legalism is when being friendly!

Not sure how to apply these? Click here to read the introductory text for the new Bottom Line Meditations

Think Legalism: To show is physical.

Feel Grace: To show is something that is felt.

OLD TESTAMENT: Amos 7:7-17

Think Legalism: This is what He showed me.
Feel Grace: This is what He showed me.


Think Legalism: The place of God is a position.

Feel Grace: The place of God is felt in us.


Think Legalism: God has taken His place in the divine council.
Feel Grace: God has taken His place in the divine council in us.


Think Legalism: Grace is something occasionally given.

Feel Grace: Grace is always in us.

EPISTLE: Colossians 1:1-14

Think Legalism: Grace to you and Peace from God our Father.
Feel Grace: In you is Grace and Peace from God our Father.


Think Legalism: “Do” means to look outside ourselves.

Feel Grace: “Do” means to feel inside ourselves.

GOSPEL: Luke 10:25-37

Think Legalism: What must I do to inherit eternal life?
Feel Grace: What must I do to inherit eternal life?


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For further study see the follow on Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Meditation.

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