#502 #day7 of #japantravels got me thinking about #toriigates and how they mark a transition from the #worldly to the #spiritual. I love the concept of preparing your heart for a spiritual encounter physically by making a conscious decision to pass through a gate, but are the #boundaries between worldly and spiritual more blurred than this?
#374 The excitement of #rio2016 #olympics has reminded me of the spiritual experience I had at #london2012 in #olympicpark. It felt like all were valued, regardless of nationality, ethnicity or gender. There was an appreciation of individuals and their #talent and a real sense of #godslove. Whilst the olympics are far from home this year, I #pray that they will still being us together and remind us that we are all #humans, and therefore #allequal before God – would we learn to treat one another as equals, and as precious people. Amen.
#369 What do you #see when you look at a field? Perhaps it depends on who or what you are. As a city girl, I see somethings exciting and beautiful. A farmer would perhaps see work, and therefore pressure. The red kites often seen flying around the area may see food possibilities, cows would see food provision. A sermon I heard this week spoke about a #spiritualperson being one who sees things differently, not just at face value but more holistically, and ultimately seeing how God sees. How challenging to not merely take things at face value in the business of the everyday – in seeing things differently the hope is that we would be enabled to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly…that is my prayer for our world this week. #micah6v8