Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 144

This is the daily exploration for Monday, May 23, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF HOLINESS


+ There can be little growth in holiness without growth in a sense of social justice.
-- Edward Hays

+ Saints have a heart full of justice.
-- Thomas Aquinas

+ In stillness we can’t help but hear the cries of the poor, the alienated, the confused and the oppressed. Sooner or later we know we must act, act on their behalf, act for ourselves, for all. For we are all poor, alienated, confused, oppressed as long as any one of us is. We must always identify with the marginalized. Solidarity.

Those of us who have long benefitted from white privilege must not be content until the day comes when the color of our skin really does not matter. We have made progress but we still have a long way to go.

Where justice is denied, Love is denied. We have put up barriers to keep out God, to keep out heaven, to keep out wholeness and truth and beauty. We must confess this regularly and seek to tear down those barriers. We must find ways, all kinds of ways, to create a society where no one is denied access to the abundance God provides.

+ I am grateful for @fredericbrussat who tweeted these two quotes on Holiness and Justice one day.  I have collected hundreds of great quotes tweeted by @fredericbrussat and they can all be found now at Spirituality & Practice.  

+ We will explore the heavenly attributes  of  Abundance, Joy, Wisdom, Beauty, Love, Truth, Peace, Justice and Freedom after we finish exploring the 12 Mind, Heart, Body and Soul practices.  Authentic holiness creates the justice our planet desperately needs.

+ Holiness is the ninth of the twelve Abundancetrek practices and the final practice of the Journey of the Body which began with Solitude and then continued with Devotion.

+ Holiness is not one of the 37 Spirituality & Practice practices BUT put Holiness in their Search Engine and you come up with 460 items including 227 quotes, 168 books, 28 practices, 14 teachers, 12 arts links, 7 e-courses, 3 films and 1 blog as of 5/11/16.  Go to http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/search/?q=holiness.

+ The Body gets a lot of attention from Spirituality and Practice as you can see when you go to a 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 Holiness Page.   Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Holiness” or “Guest Post” to John@abundancetrek.com.

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