Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 26 November – 2 December 2017
“When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.”
1 Corinthians 13:11
At a retro-tech conference last week, I came across a Magnavox Odyssey. This vintage video game console is one of the first to enter the market. As such, it lacks many of the technologies that subsequent systems had. It doesn’t have sound and memory (for storage of scores). Ohh, did I mention that it didn’t have software on board (including the games that we know on video games) and even graphics! The system comes with dices, cards and overlays – all to compensate for these issues. The price? It sold for $ 100. (For a video on how this thing works, please see this link)
Our spiritual life is similar to the advancement of technology. Similar to the Odyssey, we start out small and basic. However, as we continue on our lives whether we are talking here days, moths or years, we gain experience. These experiences help us grow and become a better person.
Spiritual growth is as important as our physical growth: As we grow spiritually, our relationship with God deepens. According to the Apostle Paul, he used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when he became a man, he did away with childish things (1 Corinthians 13:11). This spiritual growth does not only allows us to know, worship and praise God in more ways than ever but it also gets us out of the things that hold us back in our spiritual lives.
Today, with the current year nearing to its conclusion, we may look back and think of how we have improved spiritually in our lives. You may be surprised on how much you have progressed in your journey with God in this life.
Spiritual lives are similar to seeds – they need to grow to bear fruits.