Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 135

This is the daily exploration for Saturday, May 14, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF DEVOTION



Peace upon us all.
We praise you that so many religions have some form of the Golden Rule so there are ethical guidelines for relationships.
Gracious God, we thank you.
We praise you for calling up mystics and teachers of wisdom in the various religions to balance legalism when it arises.
Gracious God, we thank you.
We praise you that religions may be like prisms that refract Divine light into many colors and shapes.
Gracious God, we thank you.
We praise you that most secular humanists and philosophers advocate ethical ways of living.
Gracious God, we thank you.

May these prayers of healing and thanksgiving for the peoples of the world and their many diverse religions, as well as these prayers for those without faith, bring healing and reconciliation where it is needed and build bridges between peoples, regardless of their faith experiences. For we pray in the name of all that is holy.

Amen.
— Jane Richardson Jensen, Patricia Harris-Watkins in She Who Prays

+ This prayer affirms that there are many paths of devotion which benefit the creation.  Like The Charter for Compassion, the Golden Rule is offered as an ethical  standard  all of us can affirm and practice.

Let us treat others the way we want to be treated.  Let us be devoted to that.  Let us reflect on what this means often.  Let us realize we can discover new ways to make relationships more compassionate, peaceful and just.

+ Spirituality & Practice offers many resources on the spiritual practice of Devotion.  You can explore Devotion even more with this link to “Devotion” on their search engine. You will find 2153 items as of 4/26/16.  And, of course, there is a Twelves Gallery of Memes on Devotion.  But this meme comes from the Twelves gallery on Hospitality. The Body also gets a lot of attention from S&P as you can see if you go to this link to “Body” on their search engine. You will find 1611 items as of 4/26/16.

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post on this practice or any practice.  And, I have work to do on my Devotion page.   Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Devotion” or “Guest Post” to John@abundancetrek.com.

+ You can always find a link to any of the Spiritual Explorations posts by going to http://abundancetrek.com/sepostsaccess.html

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