Words taken from The Dangerous act of loving your neighbor by Mark Labberton. “We”is a set of invisible goggles we never take off, not least because we have no sense we even have them on. We look out on the world with the lenses of our instincts and Social Grooming. we think we see theContinue reading “I, We….They,They,They”
Words from the book, The dangerous Act of loving thy neighbor. Where be live shapes how we live. …Life on this side of things definitely has real pain and genuine desperation. One can have all things that life on this side brings with it and still find life difficult. The anguish of our minds andContinue reading “Over Here and Over There!”
Book read #2, Can’t wait to see how this one will tug at me….
My best takeaway is: my true self is my total self as I am created by God and being redeemed in Christ. It is the image of God that I am the unique face of God that has been set aside for eternity for me. There is no true life apart from relationship to God.Continue reading “Final words from The Gift of Self Discovery”
Three takeaways: 1. Genuine self knowledge begins by looking at God and noticing how God is looking at us. Grounding our knowing of our self in Gods knowing of us anchors us in reality. It also anchors us and God. 2. Love is our identity and our calling, for we are children of love. CreatedContinue reading “Steps towards knowing Self”
Its easy to be dishonest in speaking of knowing God. Our cliché- ridden God-talk is seriously out of touch with our actual experience…..The good news is that God can be known by human beings, personally and experientially….It is personal knowing-knowing that begins with belief but is deep and through relationship….God’s intention is that we knowContinue reading “Knowing God”
Words from Chapter 1- Transformational Knowing of Self and God: Knowing God and knowing about God are two different things. What can you learn about yourself and God that can only arise from your encounter with the divine? Although Jesus told Peter he would deny him, Peter did not want to believe it. Doubting JesusContinue reading “Book Read #1: The Gift Of Self Discovery by David Benner.”