Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lent Bible Challenge | Day 29
March 30
Luke 12:29-13:17

I think one of the major problems with Christianity in our North American Context is that we separate everything, or live by dualism : body versus spirit, male versus female, spiritual versus physical, history versus future, God versus humanity, belief versus disbelief. Jesus is challenges his listeners, then and today - to live whole lives, holistic lives that incoprate and integrate every aspect of life into a whole. Faith is part of the whole. God isn't separate, above and beyond everything else, maybe God is right in the middle of it all, in the mix, the origin of the emerging meaning-making of our lives through work, rest, relationships and discovery. Maybe it's God's presence or Spirit that opens our eyes to the needs/realities of our own existence, the lives of others, the world and the presence of God with us. Jesus challenges those that listen to him to see the connection between their own spirituality, their actions, the needs of those around them, the vision of God for the Universe as a whole - that we are all invited to participate in.

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