Month: July 2017
As we rehearse our vision of faith over and over, keeping it ever before us, it strengthens and sustains us, remaining intact as a source of strength during times of crisis and resistance.
God offers Elijah, and us, three specific spiritual resources: visioning, speaking, and acting.
Through all this, Bono remains rock ‘n’ roll’s most effective spiritual provocateur. He sees every stage as a pulpit and every coliseum as a cathedral.
Kingdom-esteem leads to humility, because it involves recognizing that it’s not about us, it’s about what God has done for us.
God’s blessedness is already there, and we experience it when we seek God’s kingdom.
The joy God gives isn’t tied to happenstance, chance, or change. It is deeper, more lasting, and may even have some surprising components.
That is the surprise of the Beatitudes—what appears to be a source of unhappiness, turns out to be a source of joy and blessedness.
As we seek to follow in the Jesus way, we need to recognize that more often than not, rather than being rooted in common sense, the Jesus way defies common sense.
The disciples were transformed into messengers by the presence of Jesus in real time, through the power of the Holy Spirit.