Serving as a Disciple

A Way of Being

...open to transformation.

Contemplative Process

Baptised into the mystery of Christ’s life, death and resurrection we are open to the power of God’s love to transform death into life, loss into gain, darkness to light, sorrow into joy, doubt into faith, fear into hope and discord into love. The everyday experiences and situations of our lives are opportunities for co-operating with God’s transforming love.
 

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Scripture Passages

Jesus answered them “the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies it remains juts a single grain; but if it dies it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me the Father will honour”.

John 12:23-26
 

Do you not know that all of us that were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is free from sin.

But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all: but the life he lives, he lives to God.

Romans 6:3-11
 

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Romans 12:9-18
 

Questions for Reflection

  • When do I feel transformed?
  • How do I co-operate with God's transforming love?

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