Spirit Alive: It's More About Seeing than Saying


Spirit Alive: It's More About Seeing than Saying


12/12/2017

Spirit Alive is a twice a month blog that looks at different aspects of mission and ministry throughout the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and beyond.
 


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."
Richard Rohr
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....
Sometimes when we journey out into the night,
We're guided by a star shining from above.
It's then that the darkness is scattered by light,
And a thin place emerges born of God's love.
 
 Let us walk in the light of God's love,

Lowell
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.
 
 
 
 


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Lowell Greathouse

Lowell Greathouse is the Mission and Ministry Coordinator for the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. He looks for places to find where the spirit is alive and help them grow in vitality and fruitfulness. Share with him at lowell@umoi.org

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