Thursday, 18 March 2010

Lenten Thoughts 4

“I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts . . . . Know the Lord” Jeremiah 34 v 33 –34.

Have you experienced the day to day reality of this phrase in your life? Have you begun to “Know the Lord” in new or unexpected ways this Lent ? Perhaps you are still searching, longing. Wherever you have been led this Lent listen to the following reflection keeping the words of Jeremiah close to your heart.

John Shelby Spong, reflecting on the words of Paul Tillich writes that “Tillich, referred to God as “Being Itself,” which meant that my search for God would be identical with my search for my own identity.” – pg 11 “Jesus for the Non-Religious” To some, finding God through understanding yourself is incomprehensible, even pyschobabble.

“Everything in the Church, her doctrines, discipline, liturgy, organisation is a means to an end, to open us up to the goodness of God to make us more and more sensitive and perceptive to his presence within each of us.” In Search of a Way pg 37 Gerard W Hughes. These thoughts might create a conflict within. Jesus says “Come to me . . . .”

How have these thoughts left you feeling ? Positive ? confused ? angry ? peaceful ?
Think of the words of Jeremiah during this day in any situation that arises – “Know the Lord!”

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