And so it is from a Logopraxis perspective, when we take hold of the Word, when we find our task, when we begin to work with it, when we go out into “the way,” so as new insights arise, we return, and begin to see and understand what the implications are for our doctrine. For the things done “in the way” transform us.
http://logopraxis.online/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Finding-Jesus-in-Our-Midst-56bps.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:26 — 11.4MB)Click on the PDF icon above for a printable copy READING 1: Lk 24: 36-40 36 Now at their speaking these things, Jesus Himself stood in their midst and is saying to them, “Peace to you!” 37 Yet, being dismayed and becoming affrighted, they supposed…
The spiritual work we are given while in the material body is to cooperate with the Lord as the Word so that we can be created anew. This new creation is not of the material world but is a spiritual creation being a new form of mind that lives consciously from the Lord. To live from the Lord is to live from the Word and so we are given a Word in the form of the Texts of Divine revelation from which we can, if we choose to, begin to draw our mode of life.
We need to take care that we don’t diminish the status of the Sacred Scripture in our thinking. For it to be viewed as anything less than the LORD goes against the central tenant of angelic wisdom and so can do nothing but weaken the Word’s power to effect change in people’s lives.
Temptation is unavoidable in the spiritual life and this sermon explores this idea through seeing the picking up of one’s cross as a conscious choice to embrace the spiritual disciplines of self-examination and repentance.