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Love Shows Itself as Mercy

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Love Shows Itself as Mercy Thursday, July 21, 2016 Christianity’s idealizing of a kind of “perfection” seems to have emanated from Jesus’ teaching on loving our enemies. His exhortation has usually been translated: “You shall be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect” (found only in Matthew 5:48). Let’s take… Continue Reading Love Shows Itself as Mercy

Perfection: A Self-Defeating Path

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Perfection: A Self-Defeating Path Wednesday, July 20, 2016 The path of union is different than the path of perfection. Perfection gives the impression that by effort I can achieve wholeness separate from God, from anyone else, or from connection to the Whole. It appeals to our individualism and our ego.… Continue Reading Perfection: A Self-Defeating Path

The Last Will Be First

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 The Last Will Be First Sunday, July 17, 2016 The message of falling down is very counter-intuitive, yet it is found in most of the world’s religions, especially Christianity. We grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right. That might just be the central lesson of how… Continue Reading The Last Will Be First

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