To encounter the beauty of God within the beauty of your soul is half the task of Spiritual Formation. It is a healing journey which dispels the lies of shame and guilt by placing them in the light of God’s grace and mercy. It is such a powerful healing that it appears to be an end in itself, “I am healed.”

But the Bible is always full of THEREFORE’s. The second half of spiritual formation, and possibly the more difficult task, is to find out what to do withthat healing in the world. Healing always leads to Vocation. As Paul said to the Corinthians, “We comfort others with the comfort we have been given.”

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