February 16, 2018
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“The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge” Ezekiel 18:1-4
This passage reminds me to examine whether I am trying to displace blame, as the exiles did by suggesting that they were not in exile through any fault of their own but rather were suffering for the sins of their ancestors.
Am I focused on finding fault or blame, instead of dealing with the current situation or struggle that is present in my life?  What is my resistance to the path I find myself walking? Could this be an opportunity for growth in perseverance, compassion or service?  Can I notice where God is present in this situation?  This Lent, I invite you to notice your feelings in light of your current struggles, not shifting the blame, but examining what offerings the spirit of the universe might have for you as you walk through them.
(c)Kristin Buehler
Spiritual Director

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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