Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today

Living spirituality, deeply anchored in and tightly tethered to love, challenges us to break down the cultural and religious walls produced in our own and other people’s lives by a lack of love. This will never be accomplished by mechanical formulas or fleshly mandates that attempt to be ends in and of themselves, since this dismantling is indeed first and foremost a spiritual enterprise without limit or condition. Charting the course of love will be a costly, but joyful enterprise intimately connected to living spirituality. There will be pain and rejection, but also wonder and acceptance, as being loved by God opens up true possibilities for loving God, self, and other. Surely, we should recognize this trajectory, as we attempt to follow in the footsteps of the Crucified and Risen One and seek to be an expression of divine love in a world that is so deficient of it.