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    Rediscover the Saints - Beast Lent Ever

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    And so I think the question he raises for us and the lesson he comes to teach us, is that God is speaking to us through our dissatisfaction. What is it that you are dissatisfied with at this time in your life? And what is God saying to you through that dissatisfaction?

    But I think there's another piece, and that is in order to be a man or a woman of integrity also requires that we live an integrated life. And if you look at the Gospels, and if you look at our spirituality, it is a constant invitation to live an integrated life.

    We learn so much of that from our relationship with God, especially the big stuff like forgiveness, the big stuff like listening. We learn so much of that from our relationship with God. So it's very hard for us to have better relationships with other people than we have with God.

    We're created for community—created for relationship—and we're created for community, and this is one of the areas as a Church where we really have a great opportunity to grow and to become better, to become hungry for excellence.

    Rocking a baby—it just sounds so simple, doesn't it? Loving a baby just sounds so simple until you begin to think of the hundreds of kids that Phyllis rocked and loved over all those years.

    And so in this one reading, we see this whole journey from ignoring God to being standoffish with God to being curious about God to being skeptical about God to believing in God and, of course, to being open to God's ways and God's plans.

    Transcript (Español)

    Así que creo que la pregunta que él nos plantea, y la lección que él viene a enseñarnos, es que Dios nos está hablando a través de nuestra insatisfacción. ¿Con qué estás insatisfecho en este momento de tu vida? Y ¿qué te está diciendo Dios a través de esa insatisfacción?

    Pero yo creo que hay otra pieza, y es que, para ser un hombre o una mujer con integridad, necesitamos vivir una vida integrada.

    Porque es a partir de nuestra relación con Dios que aprendemos las habilidades para relacionarnos, especialmente habilidades importantes como el saber perdonar, el saber escuchar. Aprendemos mucho a partir de nuestra relación con Dios. Es muy difícil para nosotros poder tener buenas relaciones con los demás sino tenemos una buena relación con Dios.

    Hemos sido creados para la comunidad —creados para relacionarnos— y somos creados por la comunidad, y esta es una área en la que nosotros como Iglesia tenemos una gran oportunidad para crecer y ser mejores, para anhelar la excelencia.

    Arrullar a un bebe suena tan simple, ¿verdad? Amar a un bebé suena tan simple hasta que empiezas a pensar en los cientos de niños que Phyllis arrolló y amó durante todos esos años.

    De manera que, en esta lectura vemos el camino completo: ignorar a Dios, ser distante con Dios, ser curioso acerca de Dios, ser escéptico acerca de Dios, creer en Dios y, por supuesto, estar abierto a los caminos y los planes de Dios.