Week 32 Day 2
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Matthew 5: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Where are the poor in spirit? In an age of extreme narcissism, an age of “self”, self -promotion, “selfies, and social media, you tube and all of the other instances of the insane and stupid things people will do to get noticed, a truly humble person is hard to find. As a person who always felt hindered by my own unwillingness to “put myself forward” I struggle every day even with this blog, excepting that I feel that all of this is in obedience to the Lord.
I have noted that my grandchildren seem to be the most photographed and memorialized group of individuals in history. What I see every day is an arrogance and bravado that in the long run, just as in the garden (Genesis 3), that seems to be rushing headlong to exchange the truth for the lies of the devil, to exchange the promise of the “kingdom of heaven” for the transitory glory of some kind of vague recognition.
The praying ladies of a bygone age were pioneers of humility. These beautiful souls were showing the church the way to the heart of God. I am always amazed by the fact that we were never willing to learn from their example. We were conditioned by the times to truncate, to cut short the time for prayer in our corporate settings, and to literally be in fear, almost resenting those moments when the Holy Spirit made His presence known.