Lesson 3/6: The Wound (Anjali’s Catechism)

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HolinessOpen to God

Lots of people admire Jesus.  Even those who aren’t Christians often consider him a  model for how human beings should treat each other.

Last time we talked about skills that help us become more like Jesus.  So why doesn’t everyone practice those skills? Why do we ourselves often do the opposite of what Jesus wants us to do?

Because we have a wound in our spirit.

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An Ode to My Personal Trainer

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For Steve Hernandez.

One day after the first workout:

I hate you.

You make me do things I don’t want to do.

My muscles ache.  My joints creak.  My steps are slow.

I feel ten years older.

One month after the first workout:

I feel ten years younger.

My muscles are stronger.  My joints flex.  My steps are springy.

You make me do things I don’t want to do.

I love you.