Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it. Only then will you know how to give yourself to this world so worthy of rescue. Over Martin Luther King Jr. The Great Turning towards a just and life-sustaining world is happening. Come unleash your passion, creativity, and vitality!
We will do daily mindfulness, self-care, and nature connection practices along with the practices of the Work That Reconnects with an emphasis on working through the double grief and trauma of environmental destruction and social injustice. We face many life-shattering crises today: climate change, income inequality, social injustice, environmental destruction, institutionalized greed, to name a few. Reconnect to the wonder and beauty of this earth. Rediscover our joy, our creativity, and the gifts we bring to our communities.
Move through our grief and fear to our love and courage. Note three things which David did which can help us toward joy, even in our struggles: First, David focused on God and what He is like. Trust Him in the midst of your struggles. He may not always change the circumstances, but He can change you!
Despair Turned to Joy
Second, His heart rejoiced that God was at work in his life. He saw that it was the Lord who would rescue him. The Lord was his salvation. Finally, David had a song in his heart as he realized all that the lord had done in his life. He may be reached by calling or by emailing pjnewnew gmail. Powered by Facebook Comments. We are unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful Rom. He is not the destroyer of relationships.
He absorbs all the destruction that we have to give, and covers over a multitude of sins, reconciling the world to Himself in Christ. For this is the God who, in Christ, wept over Jerusalem before its destruction. Again, we, not He, are those who destroy relationships. Rather than seeing others as those whom we can welcome and share life with — and who have significance outside our own desires and pursuit of happiness — we, often, would rather they simply not exist for ours is not so much the age of anger and hatred, but apathy and indifference.
Perhaps this explains why there is eternal punishment with God, and not annihilation the cessation of all personal existence, popular in Eastern conceptions such as Nirvana.
Three Mind Maps to Move You from Despair to Joy
Though God certainly expressed regret in the O. Said differently, it is man who desires that God not exist, not God who desires that man not exist. Is man really so foolish that he would tell God what love is — namely treating others as if they do not exist, disregarding their presence, and ultimately destroying life, destroying relationships? Indeed this is our problem. Back to Elder Sophrony, mentioned above.
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In speaking of the modern Eastern Orthodox saint St. But practically speaking, what shall we do that we might work the works of God? That we might be saved? Only in this way, through receptive trust alone, do we return to the Source of forgiveness, life and salvation. God has reconciled the world to Himself in Christ. He has done it all.
Three Mind Maps to Move You from Despair to Joy
Be reconciled to God! When you, broken in your sin, hear the comforting Word that Christ has forgiven you, cling to that Word and do not delay in coming to the feast. For this is the work of God, that you believe on Him whom He has sent. For there can be no fulfilling of the law in love by us Rom.
They journeyed to find their roots. They found so much more.
Posted by Nathan A. Rinne on October 20, in Uncategorized. Rick Lannoye. So Jesus is going to, simultaneously, torture billions of people, indefinitely, and feel badly about it? Please, unless Jesus goes through a dramatic change from what he said about God when he was here, the FIRST thing he would do is turn the flame throwers of Hell off! But if he was right about the nature of God, then there could be no Hell.
For example, in Luke , is a story about his great disappointment with his disciples when they actually suggested imploring God to rain FIRE on a village just because they had rejected him. He went on, trying to explain how he had come to save, heal and relieve suffering, not be the CAUSE of it. True, there are a few statements that made their way into the gospels which place Hell on Jesus lips, but these adulterations came along many decades after his death, most likely due to the Church filling up with Greeks who imported their belief in Hades with them when they converted.
Yes, you got me right — he desires that none shall perish. Further He did not come to condemn, but to save.