Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A friend of mine who taught in the Spiritual Formation Academy is participated in passed this week.  Robert Mulholland, Jr.  I offer to you words of wisdom shared in one of his books, Invitation to a Journey:  A Road Map for Spiritual Formation –
 
Everyone is in a process of spiritual formation.  We are being shaped into either the wholeness of the image of Christ or a horribly destructive caricature of that image – destructive not only to ourselves but also to others, for we inflict our brokenness upon them. . . . The direction of our spiritual growth infuses all we do with intimations of either Life or Death.
 
We are all on a spiritual journey together.  Our brokenness many times becomes more apparent in this time of celebration of the birth of Jesus anew into our lives.  May God’s healing, Jesus’ love and the presence of the Holy Spirit bless you abundantly this season and in return may you be a blessing to others as we seek to be the image of Christ for the world