The list

19 Feb

Good Morning,

The Christian life is one of intentionality and examination.  St. Ignatius created a system of daily examination to review the day and reflect on God’s presence in the day, and where he had failed in his faith.  It is an intensive system of questions about what we do, why we do it, and where is God in the midst of all of life.

The writer of Proverbs has their own process of examination.

Thursday, Sin in the bodily members

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 There are six things that the Lord hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that hurry to run to evil,
19 a lying witness who testifies falsely,
and one who sows discord in a family.

Looking at the list I think of our world and how much these things spin humankind into a terrible places. And maybe you think, “OK, don’t do any of that, I’m good to go.”, reflect honesty on your relationship with God.  Do you think there is anything that God would have you do differently?  Perhaps there are small hurts, lies, jealousy, or anger that hurt your soul and could your relationship with the Divine.

I am glad I have friends that are following along with me during this time of Lent.  Self-examination is difficult, but our ever-present teacher is loving us through it; drawing us forward to our spirit-filled selves growing in God.

Peace

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One Response to “The list”

  1. Lauri Capwell February 19, 2015 at 10:10 pm #

    It can be difficult, at times, to examine ourselves and answer these kinds of questions honestly. Thank you for helping me with introspection!

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