Saturday, August 25, 2007
The third part of Albert Nolan's latest book on "Jesus Today" is on Personal Transformation Today. The first part looked at the signs of the times; the second part explored the spirituality of Jesus in his time; and the third looks at the practical steps we need to take in order to live in our day.
"All mystical spiritualities are structured as journeys with steps or stages" but Jesus did not speak of stages. However, he was aware of the growth and development needed and gave us the parables of the mustard seed and the leaven. Nolan stresses that like all other forms of life, our spiritual life evolves, interacting creatively with other people, our environment, and historical events and responding to the opportunities that arise or missing them.
How am I responding to the opportunities in my life? Which ones am I missing? How will I respond today?