Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 360

This is the daily exploration for Sunday, December 25, 2016.


+ We are called to create and enjoy a realm of compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance for all.

+ Listen for the whisper of God everywhere. Work for justice. Know that your life is in communion with all life.

The spiritual revolution, finding God in the world, is an invitation to new birth, most especially for religion. There is no better place to start than in your synagogue, mosque, temple, or church.

And that new birth is happening. You can hear it as the earth groans for salvation, as poets and philosophers tell its stories, as scientists search the soil and the cosmos for life, as the oppressed, poor, and marginalized push for dignity and economic justice. It is time for the church to wake up. There is nothing worse than sleeping through a revolution.

+ A question for my fellow Christians: Can we connect the feast of Christmas or the feast of Epiphany or the feast of Easter or the feast of Pentecost with Revolutionary Fervor? It is simply essential that we do. This quest for compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance for all really is what our faith is all about. I like to call it The New Faith for the New Earth.  But it really is as old as the birth of life on earth. For Christians, The New Faith for the New Earth is as old as the Birth of Christ or even as old as creation itself. We call it new because we need to find new ways to get the job done.  We need to sing new songs, learn new prayers, create new ways to be effective peacemakers.  This is essential work. 

But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
-- Amos 5:24 NRSV


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

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