There is a poverty of the soul that is far more debilitating and widespread than financial poverty.

 

There is a poverty of the soul that is the origin of pain and suffering for billions of people with every breath they take.

 

“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” – Colossians 2:16-17

 

Soul poverty is cramming The God Who Is Perfect Love into a religion. Bad religion is a synonym for creed or set way of strict thinking on a matter. The problem with that is simple, the God of Grace can’t be put into a pigeon hole.

 

If we try to think of God in our limited mind set, we could block Love and God Is Love:

 

1) Our cultural bias- We all have a cultural screen that we hold from a very young age that says that our culture is right- Does this affect the way we can Love others?

 

2) Our predisposed religious bias- Which many picked up from their family of origin and sad to say never really tested it for themselves. Does this affect the way we relate to “different” people?

 

3) Our personal experience bias- Do experiences change people and does that affect the way we treat people?

 

The fact is that all these three screens and many more that we could probably think of not only hinder Love but they also hinder growth spiritually if we can’t look beyond them or even notice that they are there.

 

What bad religion does separates people and causes people to think they are better or more special than others. This is anti-Christ as it is also anti-Love. It also happens way too easily.

 

Today’s meditation:

Breathe in and say:

“Love All”

Breathe out and say:

“judge no one”

 

Practice this meditation until you no longer see a person as a sum of their actions but instead you see them as a beautiful being made in the image of God that needs, deserves and seeks the Love you have inside!

 

 

 

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