Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Path of Spiritual Formation

We have been talking about Spiritual Formation at our college and carreers group at Winchester Arms. I think there are at least 2 parts to spiritual formation.

the informational part or the pursuit of knowledge or spiritual truth or experience
the applicational part or the pursuit of moral transformation.

i don't just want to know more, i want to do more good.

Anyways, last night i was reading the Bible - Proverbs 4:26-27 says Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established.
Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.

Last night we were wrestling with how to develop a moral compass in the midst of complex and often changing circumstances, and in the cultural milkshake that is this world.

I think however that there are even greater obstacles to spiritual formation than complex cultural and circumstancial environments. I think people have forgotten or abandoned the value of watching the paths of their feet. They don't fear turning anymore. Right or left. and they don't care where their feet do go.

But for those who would desire to grow spiritually they must do more than learn, they must watch their steps and learn how to walk straight paths.

Watch your step folks!

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