The Spiritual Life, Living Between Mountains of Truth; Reflections by The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, Choctaw: With a Question for Interchurch Families and/or Ecumenists:

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July, August and September 2013                         Volume 24; Edition 3                                     The ARK, A Publication of the American Association of Interchurch Families

International Standard Serial Number:   ISSN 1943-6467 (print)                                                                      ISSN 2160-682X  (online)

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The Spiritual Life, Living Between Mountains of Truth:

“The spiritual life is lived in the tension between opposites. For example, we must be confident enough to be humble, wise enough to know we are foolish, strong enough to see our weakness. 

Keeping a sense of balance between these end points keeps us alert. It requires daily practice. We study, we pray, we give, we receive. 

Every day is a lesson in itself. Let us be mindful of what we have learned. We would not know peace without struggle, gain without loss, faith without doubt. 

We do not live on a flat earth of the spirit, but between mountains of truth.”

      ~ The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, Choctaw

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How then do we apply what we learn in our spiritual lives for how to live in the world?

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