Welcome Pilgrim to this Lenten Journey

May this forty days we spend together enhance your interest, curiosity, and engagement in personal spirituality. May you come to know the Christ within you and know that Christ is within you. I will be using the word Christ instead of Jesus when I am speaking of the transformative spiritual energy that radiates within us, resurrecting our soul from the mundane and creating a personal transedence to a live and vital spirituality. May you experience the Holy One of Blessings in new and meaningful ways throughtout our journey together.

Enjoy fully, live well, experience transformative energy.

Robin B. Dilley, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Let Ash Wednesday Begin with a Question

Matthew Chapter Three tells us that one of the temptations that the devil taunted Jesus with is where he says:  “If you are the son of God, then turn these stones into bread.”   Did it ever occur to you as the reader, that since Jesus is the Son of God, that he would just go to the market and buy bread,  or perhaps make bread or ask his Mother to make him bread.   It is not as if Jesus forgot to take bread with Him into the desert, he was in the desert on a forty day fast.   Bread was not on Jesus’ menu. 
Are our prayers taunting to God when we pray?  Do we pray with a sense of desperation or panic?  God, if you really do exist then please ….
Maybe it will be important to examine how our prayers are more similar to those taunts of the devil rather than as someone who has the Kingdom of God within us.  How would our prayers differ if we came to God from that perspective?   Enjoy the moment as you ponder this question on this beginning day of Lent.

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