September 28

Reflection

Your ways make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Psalm 25

“…the gospel is not given to tell us what we already know. Rather, the gospel is given to tell us what we do not know or what we have forgotten, and that is who we are, sons and daughters of the One from whom all things come. It is when we begin to remember who we are, and who all people truly are, that we will begin to remember also what we should be doing and how we should be relating to one another as individuals and as nations and as an entire earth community.”
J. Phillip Newell

Prayer

Restore us, O God, to the original root of our being.

Action

In what ways have I forgotten who I truly am? How does that affect my actions and attitudes? What can be done?

Suggested Reading

Do you not know that you are the Temple of God, and that The Spirit of God dwells within you?
1 Corinthians 3-16

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
Vincent van Gogh

Without inner peace how can we make real peace?
Dalai Lama

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice’
Baruch Spinzoa

The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separateness.
Albert Einstein

An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!
Mandy Hale

A lot of people never find the person God created them to be. They’re too busy trying to live up to other people’s expectations, or they try to create themselves in the image of a person they admire or envy. Just because we respect someone or think their life might be more exciting than ours doesn’t mean God created us to be just like them. Sometimes we have to ignore the people in our lives so we can hear the voice of God.
Nancy Mehl

A great deal of what you see depends on what you’re looking for.
Unknown

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Aesop

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
Thales

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