Immortality Road | Going Out to the Sons and …
True worship, then, is worshiping God in spirit and in truth
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Lazarus the beggar and the rich man: Understanding …
It begins with innocent childhood, followed by awkward adolescence trying awkwardly to adapt itself to mature society, with its young passions and follies, its ideals and ambitions; then it reaches a manhood of intense activities, profiting from experience and learning more about society and human nature; at middle age, there is a slight easing of tension, a mellowing of character like the ripening of fruit or the mellowing of good wine, and the gradual acquiring of a more tolerant, more cynical and at the same time a kindlier view of life; then in the sunset of our life, the endocrine glands decrease their activity, and if we have a true philosophy of old age and have ordered our life pattern according to it, it is for us the age of peace and security and leisure and contentment; finally, life flickers out and one goes into eternal sleep, never to wake up again.
about an artist’s growth to maturity
God has changed the root, now He grows fruit on the branches. This is done by the life-giving power of the Holy Spirit that dwells in us. He produces these new attitudes within us. They are listed in Gal. 5:22. They begin internally, then manifest themselves externally. We cannot produce them ourselves. We are connected to Christ, the Vine, who produces them in and through us. God actually changes the way we think, feel, and look at things. This in turn produces spiritual virtues, such as those listed in Matt. 5 and 2 Peter 1.