Sunday, April 11, 2010

Food for thought

In our Contemplative Service today we used the following paraphrase of Ephesians 4: 20-24 written by my friend Jerry:

Think about how you have come to know Jesus in your daily experience. Consider how deeply the truth of Jesus has gotten into the fabric of your life. It is woven all through you, an intricate part of your lived experience. You didn’t get there all at once. The process is slow, sometimes painful. We take off the way we had grown accustomed to living, the habits and patterns ingrained in us over a lifetime. Like a mask that no longer represents us, we take off the images and facades that don’t represent our true selves. Once we take off the image-clothing, we’re ready to let the authentic person live through! No more hiding for us! We live emotionally and spiritually naked and unashamed. It’s like wearing new clothing, only this clothing is who we really were all along, reflecting the image of God within us.

It really resonated with me today, and seemed to fit well with 'The Warp and the Weft'.

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