Blogging as a spiritual discipline? (Mark 2:23-28 lectio)

March 31, 2003

Mark 2:23-28 lectio: Spiritual disciplines were made to serve us; we weren’t made to serve them. Kevin Rains offers some wonderful thoughts by Dallas Willard about spiritual disciplines:

Willard has said that almost anything can be a spiritual discipline and that it’s important to find practices that actual help us disengage from the world/culture/self and engage the kingdom of God. He writes somewhere about there not being an exact and final list of practices but how we need to be creative and find ones that actually will be helpful in our real life contexts.

So check it out, that means blogging can be a “legitimate” spiritual discipline! The scripture also helps me remember that the point of lectio divina is not to do the lectio divina; that is, I am not there to serve it. Rather, it is there to serve me, to help me disconnect (from the world) and reconnect (to God).

++ Lord, you’re reading this blog, aren’t you? Help me to use this to its full benefit. ++

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

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