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Monday, July 2, 2012

Cappuccino on Monday and the Spiritual Disciplines

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My doctor has told me to cut back, significantly, on caffeine. So, I limit coffee to weekend mornings. That cup is awfully good on those mornings. Abstinence is like that; it makes you appreciate the thing you are giving up more.

This morning, I am breaking my self-imposed rule. There is something wonderful about being free to do that.  Free to choose cappuccino, free to choose headcovering, free to choose the course of our lives.

I do not believe, though, that being free of the law means that there is no wisdom in choosing spiritual disciplines.  Being free to choose to lay them aside means being free to pick them up.  Picking them up can be a blessing.

Examination of conscience, service, scripture study, fasting, the seeking of counsel, retreat, meditation (the Christian kind), and intercessory prayer have value in our spiritual development and can draw us ever closer to our Lord.

It seems that a series on the Spiritual Disciplines may be taking root in my silly mind.  We shall see what sprouts and grows...

Pax Christi, Dear Ones
May you be blessed as you seek Him,

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Michelle! Sometimes we take spiritual discipline too lightly. They are just as important if not more so than attending church because we can do them anytime we choose! :)Hopping from the Wellspring.


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