Friday, February 19, 2010

In his book Sacred Pathways, Gary identifies nine of the ways people draw near to God:

1) Naturalists are most inspired to love God out-of-doors, in natural settings.

2) Sensates love God with their senses and appreciate beautiful worship services that involve their sight, taste, smell, and touch, not just their ears.

3) Traditionalists draw closer to God through rituals, liturgies, symbols, and unchanging structures.

4) Ascetics prefer to love God in solitude and simplicity.

5) Activists love God through confronting evil, battling injustice, and working to make the world a
better place.

6) Caregivers love God by loving others and meeting their needs.

7) Enthusiasts love God through celebration.

8) Contemplatives love God through adoration.

9) Intellectuals love God by studying with their minds.'

There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to worship and friendship with God. One thing is certain: You don't bring glory to God by trying to be someone he never intended you to be. God wants you to be yourself. "That's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Si no vemos la pobreza es porque a veces no queremos verla. Vivimos en un país con enormes desigualdades sociales"

 "reclaman el hecho de que el Gobierno le otorgue Q300 a las personas pobres para que envíen a los niños a la escuela (...) quienes critican eso, comen tres veces al día, con sus dos respectivas refacciones adicionales".