Spirit Alive: It's More About Seeing than Saying
December 12, 2017
With Heart, Soul, and Mind:
It's Time to Look Around and Notice the Light"We ourselves create a substantial part of the image and meaning that we see-- by our own expectations, needs, hurts, compulsions, infatuations, desires, and agendas....Without maturity in seeing, we never really meet or accept the other-- as other-- but live out of our own inner states, over and over again, like a dog chasing its tail."
Whenever we are present in a "thin place," where the divine and human come together and mingle with each other, we realize that we are standing on holy ground and it is time to take off our shoes, quiet ourselves, and simply let awe consume us. We need times such as this to ground our lives and allow us to notice God's spirit alive in our midst.
Christmas is such a time as this....
Spirit Alive is a twice a month blog and email by Rev. Lowell Greathouse, Mission and Ministry Coordinator for the Oregon-Idaho Conference. It seeks to identify where the spirit is alive in our congregations and communities. Check out past editions, or subscribe to the email list.