The the Bible is a collection of writings which have passed the test of constant use, and which, although they lay bare the worst things human nature is capable of, they give glimpses of ways in which God speaks, inspires, challenges and unfolds divine purposes.
I have been challenged of recent years to be more present in my community. To BE the presence of God IN my community. To be available and to be salt and light. That means being accessible and involved in the life of the community around me.
They have a common table, but not a common bed. They are in the flesh, but they do not live after the flesh. They pass their days on earth, but they are citizens of heaven. They obey the prescribed laws, and at the same time surpass the laws by their lives. They love all men and are persecuted by all. They are unknown and condemned; they are put to death and restored to life.
Jesus, you are ahead of me, I come to you just as I am.
This course will unfold insights, excite us to live in a whole new way, and help us to shape a whole new world. It suggests small, gentle, even playful first steps along the way, but does not shirk the hard things we shall sooner or later meet in life and in ourselves. Later, as the journey moves out of the sunny paths a soul friend or mentor may prove to be a vital support. . It is open to all without obligation.
How does our heart become one with God? We connect to the heart of God, creation and the contemporary world through the rhythms of prayer, contemplation and solitude. These are the three things that unite us with God. Ray Simpson
A snap shot of Celtic Spirituality. Hospitality, No gender bias, anti-empire mindset, love of creation, a focus on the trinity, art, poetry and story telling.
Traditionally, spirituality is concerned with the human spirit as distinct from the purely materialistic view of life. Spirituality helps us in our struggle to determine who we are (our being) and how we live our lives in this world (our doing). It combines our basic philosophy towards life, our vision and our values, with our conduct and practice.