How To Do A Whole-of-life Check-up
- From: * irenic * <see_it@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 02:49:14 GMT
Psalm 25, Luke 18:9-14, Philippians 3:4-11
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us,
Imagine you have two blank sheets of paper, and you are about to write the
headlines of your life from your earliest memories to this moment.
Divide the first page into four columns.
Column 1 is headed What I d Proud Of list what your admiring eulogist
might say at your funeral.
Column 3 My Troubles and What I m Ashamed Of include everything which
causes you deep frustration and pain, guilt (bad stuff you ve done) and
shame (whatever makes you feel bad).
Column 2 How I Feel about the headings in the adjacent two lists.
Column 4 Who God Is For Me in the light of all this.
On the second page, list on the left hand side the letters of the alphabet
A at the top down to Z at the bottom and on each line compose a statement
about yourself or a prayer/petition about the most important items on the
You could spend a whole day in prayerful solitude doing all this, and then
later perhaps share it with your spiritual director.
Our Psalmist probably David - did this sort of very serious exercise and
we have just been privileged to listen in to it.
[At this point, ask Where would I take this meditation from here? Perhaps
reflect on that before going to http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/17698.htm ]
Shalom! Rowland Croucher
"If only it were so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere
insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary to separate them
from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil
cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy
a piece of his own heart?" Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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