JDM has received repeated requests for Junior's quips, sayings, analects, even hilarious one-liners, to be compiled into a book or webpage. It is often commented how these concise remarks replay in the mind for years to come, giving simple humor or piercing perspective or new growth. In response, Junior will be publishing a regular quote here. (All content here and sitewide is the intellectual and copyright property of JDM. All rights reserved.)
Ekklesia, what do we do in times of change, uncertainty, or trauma? We do so much more than the rudimentary go-tos of "praying about it" and "talking to someone". We dig deep into the Presence, we dig deep into the Scriptures, and we grow spiritually by what obeying what is illuminated there. Resist the end of history illusion: the inner psychological trinket that says, "I have changed so much to get to this level, I don't need to change that much anymore." Really? How is that possible when the One who is transforming you is omni-everything? Does an infinity Being have a transformational ceiling for you that low? Digging deep into the Presence and the Word, especially in times of dark fog, shatters that end of history illusion with illuminations of where I/you/we still need to grow spiritually.
I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:6 (HCSB)
We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory