by Apostoli_Viae


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Should I pursue balance in my spiritual life?

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  • Teresa McReynolds

    Teresa McReynolds

    Great!
  • Dan Burke

    Dan Burke

    @Teresa - how very verbose of you.
  • Teresa McReynolds

    Teresa McReynolds

    With wreckless abandon I offer my life to you Lord! Let your holy ones be my example. 1 John 3:1 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
  • Dan Burke

    Dan Burke

    @Teresa - that is the Teresa I know.
  • Diana von Glahn

    Diana von Glahn

    Awesome!! Love Garden of the Gods. Next time you’re in Colorado Springs you must meet my sister and her husband. He runs the Garden of the Gods MAACO! They’re good people. In juxtaposition of the balanced rock, I imagine flinging myself head first into the things of God. Lol.
  • Jeanette Woodley

    Jeanette Woodley

    This reminded me what I've heard you say often Dan and might sum it all up: "Keep saying 'yes' to God."
  • Diane Roe

    Diane Roe

    Beautiful site for a beautiful reflection. It was just what I needed to hear. My priest is often telling us to seek balance in our life, but as you say, the saints did not live that way. So I guess it is better to be “off my rocker” in love with Jesus to pursue true discipleship. Yet to me that rock does illustrate the peace one can achieve in prayer, like a perfectly still pond. Jeanette, right on. If we keep saying yes to God he can achieve wonders like this with us!
  • Patricia Taussig

    Patricia Taussig

    The smaller rock appears to be perfectly balanced on the larger rock; perhaps with a vigorous group effort it could be toppled over. In reality, this is a rock formation that is all ONE piece. It looks this way because the wind-blown sand has done a powerful job of eroding the rock into this formation, which seems to be an attractive balancing act or artistic creation. A grain of sand moving at 70+ mph can be a very powerful force to change such hardness of rock. So too, the powerful sands of political correctness, equali love/ homophobia, "dogma living loudly", scandals and mass murders are the sand blowing around us now. We can not give then equal attention or live a "balanced life" by not getting " overly involved" in the spiritual life. Indeed, our spiritual life is the only thing that will prevent us from being toppled over and remain attached to our rock - Jesus Christ! Speaking of formation- from another perspective- we are very fortunate that we are "clay" in the potter's hands since clay can be formed with a gentle touch, unlike the rock which requires "chisels and hammers" to sculpt and form. Interestingly, clay, when left in the sun, painlessly hardens into its intended shape....by the same sun which melts butter!
  • Diane Roe

    Diane Roe

    Patricia, Beautiful addition to Dan's post. I appreciate it.
  • Priscilla Hiatt

    Priscilla Hiatt

    All for God ... Abba Father, Jesus Beloved, Spirit Comforter! Every word,action, touch,thought is radical love and abandonment to our Triune God!

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