Re-blogged from: Connect. Engage. Inspire.
To awaken spiritually means that we develop a new awareness of God’s energy in the world in order to discern what is needed and to open the possibilities for human flourishing. Discernment leads to a new understanding of self, neighbor, and God—a vision of what can and should be. Thus, awakening demands we act upon the new vision.… What will make a difference to the future is awakening to a faith that fully communicates God’s love—a love that transforms how we believe, what we do, and who we are in the world.
— Diana Butler Bass, Christianity after Religion, p. 37