Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Steadfast love

In the spirit of prayer, here is a simple breathing exercise, slightly modified from my last post, with apologies to Thich Nhat Hanh 
whose idea I stole and tweaked a little.

In breath: I take refuge in God the Father 
Out: whose way is steadfast love
In: I take refuge in Jesus the Christ
Out: who shows me steadfast love
In: I take refuge in the Holy Spirit
Out: who enables steadfast love in me

Spend some time thinking about how the nature of God is steadfast love, how Jesus’ life was a demonstration of steadfast love, how the Spirit might enable steadfast love in you. Think about what it might mean to be raised with Christ into a life of steadfast life. How might you show steadfast love to those closest to you? To those you barely know?

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

“And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins...But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” 1 Corinthians 15:17

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