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Lent: Spiritual Battle for the Human Heart

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Lent: Spiritual Battle for the Human Heart

Join me for two sessions a day at 8 AM and 8 PM starting on Valentine's Day as we journey through the forty days of Lent. The spiritual battle currently confronting us all is to be found in the human heart – our own human heart. All too easily, the battle between good and evil is externalised. And none of us should doubt that every moment of our life, every decision of the day, is a matter that bears on our soul.

I have come to understand that even the best of us have a small part of evil within us, while those consumed by it still retain a small amount of good. One person can be a saint at one moment and a devil at another. However, despite these changes, our name and face remain the same, and we are responsible for the good and the evil we bring to the world.

The line between good and evil runs through the centre of the human heart. This line is constantly shifting, depending on the circumstances we face in life. Deep in human psychology, there are urges to humiliate, torment, wound, and kill people.

Can we remain human if we live in a state of constant fear? Though violence has stained human history from the beginning and will continue to mar it to the end of this age, we continue to imagine a very different world: a coming kingdom of peace? People sometimes speak of man's 'bestial' cruelty, but this is very unfair and insulting to the beasts: a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so ingeniously, so artistically cruel.

It is impossible to completely eradicate evil from the world, but it is possible to limit its influence within ourselves.

The theme for this Lent, is to take stand, and assume the responcibility of the energy we allow to love through us, as wait expectantly for God (Holy Sophia) to meet and sustain us through the storms and trials we all face.

Twice a day, I will meet you online during the 40 days of Lent, in the mornings for an hour-long Somatic practice and again in the evenings for an hour to review the day and prepare us for a night of prayerful reflection.