How wonderful is this affirmation from 2 Timothy 1:7. As we celebrate Holy Thursday, or otherwise known as "Maundy Thursday", may we be reminded of the meaning of the word ‘maundy’ derived from the Latin word for "command," and refers to Jesus' commandment to the disciples to "Love one another as I have loved you."
I confess, I love creative writing. When we pray and meditate on Holy Scripture, we are lifted out of the physical world into the spiritual world. And it is from this orientation that all things are made new. We see all things in a new light. And if we are open and eager, we delight in what we see. We return to the physical world refreshed, recharged, re-enlivened by the Living Word. A deep joy fills our being as we bring who we are into the world again.
Today marks a day in Holy Week which commemorates the Last Supper and Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.
As we look at the word "intuition", we see that it originates from the latin "intueri", meaning "to gaze at" or "watch over" or "look into." Today I urge you to "look into" the above verse, to see what emerges for you:
When our Spirit is corrupted by fear, we cannot access our true power, we cannot love, we cannot stay true to self-discipline. And so today as you sit in prayer with your journal at hand, notice what emerges as you ask these questions of yourself. - What fears or beliefs do I bring to the cross that are obstructing my access to true power?
- What fears or patterns do I bring to the cross that are hampering my ability to love?
- What fears or addictions do I bring to the cross that are sabotaging my self-discipline?
I hope that these questions support to empower you in the art of "watching over" yourself,
and aid in reconnecting you with your Spirit of Power, Love and Self-discipline.
In Love and Gratitude,