Day: April 29, 2014

A Prayer of Purpose

Reblog from The Life Project

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Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 13:20-21

The author of Hebrews is now in the final part of the letter, and he opens it with a prayer of purpose.  Let’s take a closer look, for it is quite instructive.

Our God is identified as the God of peace, something we might want to keep in mind, and then goes on to an interesting statement that has a way of summarizing the letter. “The blood of the eternal covenant” is a reminder that God has committed Himself to the New Covenant and its promises.  Notice that…

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gradual freedom from habit

Re-blogged from The Hunt For Truth

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Creating Stability of Mind and Finding Liberation…

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It’s not what’s happening that’s important.
What’s important is our relationship to what’s happening

~Joseph Goldstein

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Joseph Goldstein forged by leading insight loving-kindness meditation retreats worldwide beginning in 1974. He is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers. I really enjoy listening to Goldstein’s calm voice and strong insights. I decided to feature two of his talks today.

Before taking up with myself a path of deepening spiritual awareness, I was blessed to discover a lot about myself and others by family life, in my career and then via activities in my personal living. Life took its course for me more by happenstance it seems though than by directions for living that I could count upon. I had a vision one day and awakening to divine purpose then became…

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