Living Reflectively

We have examples from the Bible of people who lived reflectively. Consider David, the Shepherd, King and Psalmist pondering the wonders of creation and the God who created it. 'O Lord, our Lord... when I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars which you have set in place, what is man...? (Psalm 8).

Or later when he reviewed his actions and cried out to the Lord for forgiveness, 'Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love', (Psalm 51) and then when he reflected on an all-knowing God, 'O Lord... you know me'( Psalm 139).

St Paul encouraged the Christians in Corinth to see that they were 'being transformed into his (the Lord's) likeness, in the Revised Standard Version it says, 'being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord'. This transformation, metamorphosis, may be by degree, but a degree can be measured! and the outcome can be amazing. Metamorphosis is the word given to the transformation that takes place when a caterpillar changes into a butterfly.


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