SPIRITUALITY IS A SLIPPERY WORD. … For those whose daily lives revolve around frantic timetables of … getting children to school on time, holding down a stressful eight-to-five job, … spirituality sounds strange and impractical. It suggests another world of inactivity, passivity, and uninterrupted silences. For those whose life experiences have been scarred by suffering and oppression, the term often suggests escapism, indifference, and uninvolvement. Indeed, spirituality needs definition. Spirituality is being intentional about the development of those convictions, attitudes, and actions through which the Christ-following life is shaped and given personal expression in our everyday lives.
– Trevor Hudson and Stephen D. Bryant
The Way of Transforming Discipleship
From page 15 of The Way of Transforming Discipleship by Trevor Hudson and Stephen D. Bryant. Copyright © 2005 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
What can you do to make spirituality more a part of your everyday life? Share your thoughts.
Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.
Psalm 98:5, NRSV
This Week: pray growth of body, mind, and spirit. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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This week we remember: Athanasius (May 1).
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