Jennifer Llamas, Youth and Family Ministry Director
Our focus during the month of November in Youth Ministry is the Power of Release which contains the faculties of cleansing, renunciation, and repentance. This week we will be taking a closer look at the faculty of repentance. Repentance is our ability to change our minds and guide our thoughts. Over the past two weeks, we have examined our ability to cleanse or wash away things we no longer need in our heart space and we have also thought about our ability to renounce, or say no to, that which is not meant for us. As we build upon these skills, we are now adding the way in which we direct our thoughts.
We see over and over again in the life of Jesus, his refusal to conform or fit into the world around him. Jesus kept his eyes focused upon the highest Truth of who we are all called to be. He easily shrugged off the conventions of his time and listened instead to his own inner guidance. Our ability to practice the Power of Release allows us to come home to the truth of who we are. Our ability to release what no longer serves us allows us to let go of any false thoughts, any leftover feelings, and any heavy baggage that weighs us down. Just as a seed shrugs off its outer covering, we have the ability to break free of the shell that has been holding us as we burst open to reveal the full potential of our lives.
In the week ahead, I invite you to think about your faculty of repentance. I invite you to guide your thoughts. I invite you to consider shrugging off anything you have outgrown. And, as you do these things, call to mind this fact – it is not by some external hand that your transformation is occurring, but by your own release and your own clarity of purpose.
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