Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Living Spiritual Rhythms - July 20

Existential anxiety today drives a fear of losing self, meaning, and truth. Yet, the unwillingness to turn away from being one’s own authority increases. Generally, a hardness of heart and a lack of openness to the Divine prevail in much of the current mindset, as it becomes fixated on itself and thus gives up on the possibility of finding adequate responses to its fears. In contrast to that which drives our age, we desperately need to return to the God who is love, to truth that is sufficiently livable, to redemption in Christ, and to the power of the Spirit ― all of which can contribute to breaking the cycle of fear and lead us into being truer selves.