Laying Down Your Life for Your Friends

Archive: Apr 2017

Daily Meditation

Laying Down Your Life for Your Friends

April 14

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Good Shepherds are willing to lay down their lives for their sheep (see John 10:11). As spiritual leaders walking in the footsteps…read more

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Daily Meditation

The Shepherd and the Sheep

April 13

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Spiritual leadership is the leadership of the Good Shepherd. As Jesus says, good shepherds know their sheep, and their sheep know them…read more

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Daily Meditation

The Authority of Compassion

April 12

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Mostly we think of people with great authority as higher up, far away, hard to reach. But spiritual authority comes from compassion…read more

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Daily Meditation

Authority and Obedience

April 11

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Authority and obedience can never be divided, with some people having all the authority while others only have to obey. This separation…read more

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Daily Meditation

Loving Our Spiritual Leaders

April 10

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Religious leaders, priests, ministers, rabbis, and imams can be admired and revered but also hated and despised. We expect that our religious…read more

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Daily Meditation

Being Handed Over to Suffering

April 09

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People who live close together can be sources of great sorrow for one another. When Jesus chose his twelve apostles, Judas was…read more

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Daily Meditation

From Blaming to Forgiving

April 08

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Our most painful suffering often comes from those who love us and those we love. The relationships between husband and wife, parents…read more

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Daily Meditation

Friends as Reminders of Our Truth

April 07

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Sometimes our sorrow overwhelms us so much that we no longer can believe in joy. Life just seems a cup filled to…read more

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