So, where is the kingdom? Excerpted from Invitation to Love. 108 Reminders for the Enlightened Ones "The greatest blessing in my life was the gift of being in the physical presence of Babaji in Herrekhan in 1980.
Author: Ivonne Delaflor
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Follow the Sanatan Dharma, the Eternal Religion of Prema, Divine Love, the one and only that can only be found in your heart. And remember: YOU must guide others to it through love, simplicity and truth. That is the only way. That is the unspoken, eternal and nameless way. Always remember that no time is ever wasted except for the time that "one" is not loving. Move out of the house of ignorance! There are better places to live. Ring, ring! Wake up! The Buddha nature and Christ-like energy within are ready to be reawakened in all. Become like a child! Enter the kingdom of heaven. The Christ and Buddha nature are within! So, where is the kingdom? Excerpted from Invitation to Love. 108 Reminders for the Enlightened Ones "The greatest blessing in my life was the gift of being in the physical presence of Babaji in Herrekhan in 1980. One day he said that he would be leaving his body, I asked him if he would still come to me if I asked. He simply looked at me and smiled knowingly and said: "Of course!" Recently, my work healing moved to a new level. Some of the recent miracles have been so powerful as to leave me shaky. I could only turn to God to keep myself stable and humble; and so I asked for his advice. Well, he has answered my request. And I imagine he will answer the prayers of many others, through the writings of Ivonne Delaflor. In them I recognize his voice, his humor, his teaching. Thank you Babaji! And thank you Ivonne for being such an open channel!"Dan BruléGuchu Ram Singhwww.breathmastery.com
Author: Marty Alan MichelsonPublish On: 2012-11-01
This book lives up to its subtitle, as it invites readers to learn afresh what it means to the love the LORD with their whole lives.
Author: Marty Alan Michelson
The Greatest Commandment explores core biblical and theological themes in an intentionally readable style with fresh, new insight. Using an important passage from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) central to Jewish faith, The Greatest Commandment explores what this passage means for modern believers. With focus on Hebrew language and culture, coupled with a perspective that is attentive to Jesus in the New Testament, this sensitive book gives insight on how we should live. Though the book is intended to be simple, it offers deep, thoughtful insight into understanding what the New Testament refers to as The Greatest Commandment, gleaned from where it is originally found in Deuteronomy 6:4-9. The author uses academic insight, coupled with pastoral care in presenting these Biblical ideas that matter in everyday life. This book lives up to its subtitle, as it invites readers to learn afresh what it means to the love the LORD with their whole lives.
There are four points of the Contemplation for Attaining Love. The exercise itself
is the very last one proposed by Ignatius of Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises.
Ignatius hopes that this contemplation would help us attain not God's love for us
Author: William A. Barry
Publisher: Loyola Press
Every person needs a retreat sometime—to replenish the soul and renew life’s focus. But what if you can’t spend time away from home? What if, instead, you could go on a personal at-home prayer retreat with one of the most experienced and best-loved spiritual directors of our day? An Invitation to Love provides a practical and adaptable sequence of prayer sessions on the great commandment of the Christian faith: to love God and love our neighbor. All other aspects of a healthy and hopeful life grow from our practices of love. When we experience God’s love for us, we can respond with a growing love for God. Loving God will transform us into people who can love our neighbors, too, whoever they are. The voice that speaks in these pages so personally and warmly is that of William A. Barry, SJ, who for decades has gently accompanied people in their prayer. His understanding of Scripture, expertise in nurturing spiritual growth, and joyful confidence in God’s desire for our friendship prepares a welcoming and walkable path to conversation with God and renewal in our hearts.
In the course of numerous workshops and retreats Father Keating is asked many questions regarding contemplative practice. How will it affect my life? Where does it lead us spiritually? What obstacles will I encounter along the way? How does it work? As Keating answers, this book is "an attempt to provide a road map, as it were, for the journay that begins when Centering Prayer is seriously undertaken...for a deepening relationship with God.">
Paul Borthwick unpacks the Bible's most famous verse to unveil God's intentional, sacrificial mission for the world.
Author: Paul Borthwick
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Paul Borthwick unpacks the Bible's most famous verse to unveil God's intentional, sacrificial mission for the world. He examines every word in John 3:16 to reveal the underlying motivation for mission, the global scope of God's call, and how we are invited to enter into partnership with God. God still loves the world, and we can too.
This book is scholarly written and designed primarily for university and seminary students who are beginning to read seriously about the nature of Christian theology.
Author: Ronnie P. Campbell
Publisher: Series in Philosophical/System
This book is scholarly written and designed primarily for university and seminary students who are beginning to read seriously about the nature of Christian theology. Students who do not have the opportunity to study theology in a formal setting but who take seriously a thoughtful understanding of Christian faith will also find this work accessible and invaluable. This book provides a summary of the basic ideas of what Christians believe and why they believe them. We are living in an unprecedented period of time of pluralistic thinking when Christian believers must know why they believe in Jesus Christ. This work is a friendly invitation to consider the importance and the truthfulness of Christian belief
As time passed I realized that Love , capital “ L ” , unconditional love , seemed to
be the answer over and over . Finally I began to trust in love as the solution ,
having experienced miraculous results - to see it as my rock of truth . It was in the
CHAPTER 11 True Traces Love Letters and Social Transformation in Nepal
Laura M . Ahearn University of South Carolina In June 1992 , Bir Bahadur wrote
his first letter to Sarita , the young woman ... I ' m offering you an invitation to love .
Author: David Barton
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Literary Collections
This book explores the social significance of letter writing. Letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies, crossing formal and informal contexts. Letters are a common text type, appearing in a wide variety of forms in most domains of life. More broadly, the importance of letter writing can be seen in that the phenomenon has been widespread historically, being one of earliest forms of writing, and a wide range of contemporary genres have their roots in letters. The writing of a letter is embedded in a particular social situation, and like all other types of literacy objects and events, the activity gains its meaning and significance from being situated in cultural beliefs, values, and practices. This book brings together anthropologists, historians, educators and other social scientists, providing a range of case studies that explore aspects of the socially situated nature of letter writing.
Veteran teacher Bob Rea addresses these barriers, skillfully explaining not only why church history matters, but the difference it makes for life and ministry.
Author: Robert F. Rea
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Does it matter how Christians in other times and places thought? For many contemporary Christians, questions about the role and value of church history can be difficult to tackle. Veteran teacher Bob Rea addresses these barriers, skillfully explaining not only why church history matters, but the difference it makes for life and ministry.
How do you respond to the invitation in Jesus' commandment to his disciples to ' love as you have been loved'? What relevance, if any, does it feel like these
ideas and this invitation might have for your own journey into the life of love? In
Author: Sharon Southwell
Is love the place where psychological observation and spiritual wisdom about healing meet? If love is associated with healing of all sorts, how do I more consciously set about to grow in love, seeking healing for myself and for my neighbours, community and world? How do I encourage others in their journeys into love? Drawing on a broad Christian heritage, a deep respect for the insights of other religious and spiritual traditions and two decades of work in welfare and clinical settings, psychologist Sharon Southwell encourages spiritual seekers of all backgrounds to consider these questions for themselves. Structured in 52 Reflections, each followed by 'Invitations', The Life of Love invites you to grow in love by embracing life-giving connection to yourself, to others, your community, to art, nature and to your ultimate context, whether you experience this as God or as some other immanent or transcendent spiritual connection.
Author: Frederick Christian BauerschmidtPublish On: 2020-08-11
With further reading suggestions (both scriptural and nonscriptural) at the end of each chapter, The Love That Is God is the perfect starting point of a spiritual journey into deeper relationship with God.
Author: Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
“God is love is the radical claim of Christianity,” writes Frederick Bauerschmidt at the beginning of this little meditation on the essentials of Christian faith. In a rich yet accessible style reminiscent of C. S. Lewis and G. K. Chesterton, Bauerschmidt breathes life back into that claim, drawing from Scripture, great Christian and non-Christian writers of the past, and his own lived experience to show just how countercultural and subversive Christianity is actually meant to be. Eschewing the abstract and dogmatic in favor of the relational and inviting, he offers something for everyone, from lifelong churchgoers and students of religion to the growing population of “nones” among younger generations who are increasingly seeking spiritual fulfillment outside of institutional Christianity. With further reading suggestions (both scriptural and nonscriptural) at the end of each chapter, The Love That Is God is the perfect starting point of a spiritual journey into deeper relationship with God.
And as no Man can do this of himself , without Divine Aid ; so by the Alistance of
the good Spirit of God all may do it , while the Visitation of God's Love is extended
to them , as plainly appears by the foregoing Lines : And as I was sensible ...
Author: Adele Ahlberg CalhounPublish On: 2011-06-04
God knows all the variables regarding personality and temperaments, and God
still doesn't modify the invitation to love. Introverts and New Englanders are no
exception! God wants each of us to find out what it is like to live as though people
Author: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Some invitations we desperately want: "Will you marry me?" "Would you consider a promotion?" Other invitations we never want to receive but must respond to all the same: "What treatment do you want for your tumor?" Invitations pound away at the coastlines of the soul with a transforming force. God is also sending invitations. Sometimes they seem less compelling than anything on my to-do list. Why would I want to say yes to the invitation to rest when I'm already so far behind? Why follow when I could lead? Why accept invitations to weep or to admit I am wrong or to wait? Saying yes might slow me down, sabotage my agenda and even undo who I think I am. Adele Calhoun, author of the popular Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, offers a book about invitations like these—divine invitations we miss or ignore because we've said yes to going with the cultural flow. While these invitations from God can sometimes be difficult to accept, they can heal and restore even as they shape where we go, what we do and who we become. What we say yes to, what we say no to forms the terrain of our future. Included in this book are reflection questions and exercises as well as overview charts with recommended disciplines to guide you through each theme. As you attend to the often hidden, quiet voice of the Great Inviter, you will find yourself as God created you to be.
Author: Thomas THOMPSON (of Saffron Walden.)Publish On: 1713
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to thy Serious Perusal in the Love of God , who is putting His Law in Mens inward
Parts , and writing of it in their Hearts , according to that Glorious Promise ...
To touch, to feel, to hear, to taste, to have all of your senses become extremely excited at the same time can be overwhelming and so gratifying. This book explores the manifestation of love over the coarse of an intimate relationship.
Author: Ivan G. Hall
"Invitation" is more than just a collection of love letters. It is a closer look into a man's heart that has faith in the CREATOR, and has been touched by an angel. These expressions of true emotion give positive insight into an element of masculine contemplation that is very rarely exposed. Honest, sincere and to the point, these writings show what happens to a man's heart when he falls in love. To touch, to feel, to hear, to taste, to have all of your senses become extremely excited at the same time can be overwhelming and so gratifying. This book explores the manifestation of love over the coarse of an intimate relationship. Warm and soothing; it will renew your faith in the hope of true love. If you have ever wondered what it means to fly, if real passion has eluded you or if the love you have now seems to be less than what you desire, open this book. You will find that the possibilities are endless.
An Invitation to Love John does not write about abstract ideas on the periphery of
life. He gets to the heart of the matter. This letter was the desperate attempt of a
father to anchor his children securely in the faith. The topics John addresses in ...
Author: John Ortberg
When God pours out his love, our parched lives are revived and our thirsty souls satisfied. What is the secret of receiving more of God's love and of giving it freely to others? The book of I John calls us back to the basics of loving God and one another. Do you long to experience God's mercy and goodness in deeper ways and extend them to others? Would you like his love to fill you up to the point where it overflows naturally into the lives of others? This study of I John will help you and your small group experience the refreshing rain of God's love in ways you have always wanted. New Community Series -- a high-impact tool for experiencing the transforming power of God's Word. This cutting-edge series lets you explore life-changing topics from a biblical perspective in community with others in your small group. Challenging questions encourage you to reflect on Scripture and its impact on your life, both as an individual and as part of a community of Christ followers.