PAYING ATTENTION; A REFLECTION FOR LENT

Godspacelight | 3/26/2019 | Staff
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Mary Oliver’s instructions for living a life:

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Jesus - Stage - Process - Life

Jesus too had a three stage process for living a fulfilling life:

If anyone is to learn to love their neighbour they must first learn to pay complete and compassionate attention to persons other than themselves. Unless we learn to give up our self-centeredness and pay attention to another we will never live a happy, fulfilling life (that’s what Jesus taught). “Paying attention” is not just necessary for love it is love. It is how Jesus loved God. Through pure attention, Jesus saw God, saw God in others and saw God in the world around. He alone could say, “I and the Father are One”. He showed us that when we see the image of God (the purity, goodness, divinity) in the other, we open ourselves to God’s love. Allowing God to love us is the way we love God, and this openness to love is the way to the...
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