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March 25, 2007

Reflection for the Week- March 25th

Philippians is a wonderful letter. Have a read. It’s only four chapters. Whatever our present circumstances, we are to see our lives in a larger context. Present circumstances are important, but shouldn’t control us, because our lives are directed to a greater destiny—to image Christ. As humans, we tend to be so integrated in the present, so overwhelmed by it, that we see the present as all that matters. But Philippians encourages us to recognize that present circumstances are not our final reality—whether joy or suffering. We should be careful not to be lured too deeply into either good or bad present circumstances as if they are all that count for the Christian life.

Dr Gregory J. Laughery

March 18, 2007

Reflection for the Week- March 18th

May we be thankful this week that we have received the gift of the Holy Spirit. The biblical Holy Spirit is not some impersonal force or vague natural phenomenon, but the Spirit of God and of Christ. It is this Spirit who illuminates the path to life and who will be with us until the end of the age.

Dr Gregory J. Laughery

March 11, 2007

Reflection for the Week- March 11th

There is a pathway to the truly spiritual life. The gateway is Christ. As we traverse the gateway onto the path we need to be more aware that the power that is at work within us is that same power that God exercised in Christ when he raised him from the dead. And that’s an incredible and awesome power.

Dr Gregory J. Laughery

March 04, 2007

Reflection for the Week- March 4th

Love is not making it up as we go along. God is love and therefore God gives us direction as to what love is. Love is never less than justice, but always more. And Superabundantly more. The path of love is kind, gentle, and gracious, and doesn’t cherish keeping a list of grievances, but neither is it unchallenging. We are to love God, each other, and all human beings, as we seek to be those who demonstrate something of the truth that God sent Christ to redeem and restore the world.

Dr Gregory J. Laughery