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Sunday, October 27, 2013
I am a Christian #2: In my journey in the Christian Faith I have
encountered a love that is much bigger than my own heart. An ocean of
love. What I now know as the true source of all real love. It is a
love that embraces all people everywhere. I first encountered it in my
baptism. Later in what some people call the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
I learned to access it more frequently through a tradition in the
Orthodox Church called "The Jesus Prayer". I found a love that never
leaves me and the wisdom to live in it through a little book called "The
Practice of the Presence of God" by brother Lawrence.
encounters and even God's love for me and everyone else in no way
automatically make me mature enough to love like God loves. But I find I
am stretched a little more in that direction every day.
Ephesians 3:14-21 is a prayer that Christians would enter into and know
the love of God. Immaturity at this point is the cause of a lot of
people having problems with the church. We teach and show people how
much God loves... and then disconnect from it in some way. Still this
love sustains me every day in a grace that calls me to love more deeply
everyone around me... and in the world at large. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3%3A14-21&version=NIV
"Love is the only power on earth that can turn an enemy into a friend". Martin Luther King Jr.
Here are links to 3 books that have been useful to me in my journey: