Neither Sabbath reflected any part of the reality of the week which immediately followed it--but maybe that's because the Sabbath is meant to be the SEVENTH day of the week...
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you... (1 Peter 4:12) Sometimes, if they seem open to the idea, I suggest to people that God doesn't ask us to go through the sorts of things He wasn't (isn't?) willing to go through Himself. He became a human being for that very purpose. And He… Continue reading First World … Formation
At the end of the day, spiritual disciplines are not about results. They are about relationship.
“Discipline” sounds regimented and dull. It sounds like punishment. It sounds like it could be guilt-inducing. It doesn't sound at all like the way to foster freely-given and spontaneous love for anybody.