Faith seeking understanding #069: My spiritual ego

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Faith seeking understanding, my personal journey towards a deeper knowledge of and intimacy with God, the cosmos, humanity and myself through thoughts, words and (occasionally) images, is a series of [hopefully] daily reflections I’m writing with the purpose of publishing something on a regular basis for others to read, either here, at joncarllewis.com or among my writings at Medium.com.

Inspired by Jonas Ellison’s essay; “A rant on Lutheran theology and contemplation.”

My spiritual ego wants me to become a master at centering prayer.

My spiritual ego wants me to become a master at meditation.

My spiritual ego hopes that I will be able to levitate and translocate.

My spiritual ego wants me to produce spiritual fruit.

My spiritual ego places burdens on me that God never intended.

My spiritual ego looks too much like my shadow side.

My spiritual ego wants to tempt me into pride with the appearance of being “good,” being “perfect,” being “wise.”

My spiritual ego bears watching like a hawk.

My spiritual ego only wants what’s best for my soul.

But I cannot trust it.

What is the way out of this paradox?

Grace.

Grace.

Grace.

Thank you for your time and attention.
I’d love to know your thoughts on what you’ve read.
Please comment, below, or email me at joncarllewis@gmail.com.
May God richly bless you on your journey.

Faith seeking understanding #069: My spiritual ego

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