Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Living Spiritual Rhythms - April 22

Rocked by debt, greed, sickness, and death, the world as we know it is slowly but surely disintegrating. There is a rising sense, a vibrant pulse if you will, that uncertainty, fraud, and betrayal are leaving us without direction and hope. Austerity plans are put in place, interest rates are cut, more money is printed, masks, ventilators, and vaccines are desperately sought, though little really changes. But where to turn in the midst of the tailspin remains a significant question. Facing large scale and personal, moral, and economic meltdowns, the viable options seem slim, yet we try this and do a bit of that to no avail, or embrace various forms of fundamentalism, which collapse under the weight of fanaticism. A move towards the offer of an other worldly perspective of transformation by grace, which can be integrated with our own, yet not consumed by it, now more than ever seems a hopeful and worthwhile consideration.

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