Thursday, January 23, 2014

I've Been Reading A New Book...

I've been reading a new book entitled "Invitation To A Journey" by M. Robert MulHolland Jr. (thanks Min. Marilyn). It is a book about the process of spiritual formation. I was arrested by MulHolland's words near the beginning of the book. I wanted to share them with you today.

When spirituality is viewed as a static possession, 
the way to spiritual wholeness is seen as the acquisition of 
information and techniques that enable us to gain possession
of the desired state of spirituality.

He goes on to discuss how spiritual formation is not like a vending machine that we put our money in and collect our item(s) of choice from the bottom. Rather, spiritual formation is the "the process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others." Spiritual formation is not about our preferences, but about God perfecting God's Will in us that we may look more like Jesus!