Friday, May 3, 2013

Living Spiritual Rhythms - May 3

Our culture of excess is exploding. Corrupt politicians, economic scandals, and greedy financial advisors may end up having done us a favor. Their duplicity and dishonesty should be a wake up call that critiques our consuming addictions. The shocking events of the last year are appalling and terrible, but it’s time to learn from them. We’ve journeyed so far from reality that we don’t know where to find it anymore.

We have to move in new directions of truth and integrity, with God at the center, Christ as mediator, and the Spirit and Scripture as our guide. That is, we have to follow in the footsteps of Christ in rejecting the life of progress and plenty as our goals, while we embrace the life of service and sacrifice, which finds it destiny in the cross and resurrection.