Today we look at Acts 1: 12-14 and the Gospel John 17:1-11 and these questions are good ones to ask ourselves, to reflect on in context of sacred scripture as guide.
- What are the objects of exercise of Christ’s authority? Why does this matter in our understanding of Christ, spirituality and living life?
- What state of mind, what condition of heart is necessary for the Holy Spirit to call our being home? How crucial is an open heart and having faced our truths, pains etc.. to this?
- What does Jerusalem represent metaphorically, symbolically?
- How do we discover and bring forth our gifts, our spiritual gifts, share what is in the heart to connect to God and others, bring it forth from the unconscious to the conscious constructively, in balance?
- What did Jesus mean by: “And all things that are mine are thine, and thine are mine: and I am glorified in them”, metaphorically, symbolically and applied to daily life?
- What is the meaning of: “and not one of them perished, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled”metaphorically, symbolically and applied to daily life?
Sacred scripture, the Bible can be a great source for prompting us to truly think about life, different issues, to really examine life, patterns, behaviors etc… from a sociological, psychological, spiritual and practical viewpoint. It is a rich source of wisdom, when questions are put forth to make us think, such as these.