Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today - May 30

The longing for validation and the fear of invalidation often creates a powerful dynamic that risks surpassing human norms. That is, these two emotions can be considered a part of being human and therefore appropriate, yet when they operate in such a way that they dominate our lives, we have been deceived into being selfish and short circuiting our spirituality. Duped into false ways of relating to get what we want from the other does them violence and is ultimately unloving. These oppressive and dominating power mechanisms need to be confronted by a power that is greater than they, notably Christ and the agency of the Holy Spirit, which will lead to transformation and fresh ways of relating that re-connect us to our spirituality.