What We Are

The more we worship God, the more we grow in humility. The more we grow in humility, the more gentle we become. The more gentle we are, the less aggressive we become. Stripped of aggression, the more pure we are. As we grow in purity, the more receptive we are to the gift of God’s spirit. The more filled we are with God’s spirit, the more loving and compassionate we become.

Nothing can separate us from love if love is not what we have but what we are.

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2 Responses to “What We Are”


  1. 1 aliceny July 6, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Interesting progression — from worship of God to the receptivity of the gift of God’s Spirit with the ultimate effect of our becoming loving and compassionate — two attributes to which all Christ followers (indeed all peoples) should aspire that would heal our hemorrhaging world .

    In trying to digest the full import of your beautiful thoughts here, it would be helpful to know specifically what you mean by the words ‘worship’ and ‘purity.’ Especially the word ‘purity.’ A cursory look at the word as defined in a dictionary mentions the words ‘faultless’ and ‘chaste.’ Each of these synonyms seems to have a completely different connotation if understood literally.

    • 2 Gerry Straub July 6, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Relax. Allow the words to mean whatever they mean for you. For me, worship equates with adoration, and purity implies a lack of alterior motives.


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