Searching for deeper spirituality

Are you seeking more spirituality in your life? Do you yearn for more peace, purity, goodness?Are you seeking something deep and lasting?

At some point each of us yearns for something more lasting, good, and holy. Sometimes we don’t even know what we’re looking for, but we hope for this goodness. Maybe we glimpsed it some how. Maybe we’ve had enough of the world where everything is skin-deep and happiness is fleeting.

Does this mean we have to give up who we are? Does it mean we have to abandon friends, family, and jobs to become more spiritual? No. Rest assured, what you’re seeking is not that far away. In fact, it’s already within you — the kingdom of God — as Jesus put it.

Now, you might be wondering — why do you bring up Jesus? Why not Siddhartha, a Yogi, or some one eastern? Well, Jesus was a master at spirituality. He taught it like no other. But more than just spirituality, Jesus taught his disciples how to heal — his spiritual teachings had such power they brought improved health, turned sinners to righteousness, and brought the dead to life.

If you’re looking for something lasting and fulfilling try first by turning to the Bible. Discover the ideas that have transformed the generations and even the world. Do you want to know what Jesus taught — his pure unadulterated teachings — unobscured by church doctrines, creed, or opinions? Good! Check out the Book of Matthew, chapters 5-7. You’ll probably be surprised.

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
—Luke 17:20-21

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