Life through Death

posted Oct 31, 2011, 8:49 AM by Ryan McGuire   [ updated Oct 31, 2011, 8:53 AM by Unknown user ]
Fall is upon us.
Look outside.
The leaves are dying and falling to the ground,
the plants are curling up and drawing in.
The cycle of the seasons around us reminds us,
that surrender comes before growth.
Cycles and seasons are part of the journey.
The pathway to life is through death.
Death to our self-worship, to our agendas, to our need for control,
gives birth to the idea that God is God and we are not.
Nature displays in front of us,
that part of spiritual life is the process of being emptied out.
There are internal parts of us that need to die,
in order for the Life of the spirit of God to flow through us more freely.