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Monday, March 26, 2012

sPIRITUAL gRAVITY: part 1. Drag Me to Hell.

I know you have been there before.

It's the day after you were hanging out with some of your friends or acquaintances and you feel terrible about yourself.  Your good intentions fell by the wayside and you ended up acting just like everyone else. 
--You got pulled down to their level...again.

This is an all too familiar story.
You want to help others; after all, Jesus was a "friend of sinners" so you are just following in His footsteps...Right?

------Today I want to introduce you to a concept I call, Spiritual Gravity.

I am not a scientist, however, I can speak a little about gravity. 
In essence, it is the thing that pulls you down.  It keeps your feet on the ground, right where they should be.

Spiritual Gravity is the reason you feel awful about yourself after an evening with a group of people that you should not be spending an evening with.  Despite your best intentions, Spiritual Gravity always seems to get you. 
You reason to yourself that you are going to be a light in a dark place.
But at the end of the night, you realize that your spirit has been pulled down to a place that you are not comfortable with. 

Paul says, "Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts good morals."

We both know from experience that there is something to heed in Paul's words. 
We have all left parties, social gatherings, or groups where we walked in one way and left another.  The pivotal lesson is to learn from experience.  I know that for myself, my intentions in the beginning of the night are always filled with altruistic thoughts, but by the time I walk out of the doorway, I find myself being dragged down in some way, shape or form. 

This means that I must make a wise decision on whether to attend a party or hang our with so-and-so long before I walk though the entrance.  It also means that I must take a hard look at reality and judge whether I will be better off spiritually by getting involved with others.  Spiritual Gravity is just as real as the gravity that pulls you and I down every day of our lives.
---Gravity is unrelenting. 
-It never gives. It never lets up.  It never rests. 
---It always pulls you down.

Just like
other people's

if you

1 comment: said...

I am not sure I buy spiritual gravity. Since I think our spirits soar. It's the mundane and profane that yank our feet to the ground- and sometimes below grade...