In the mystery of the spiritual journey we begin to experience the paradox of a broadening horizon, but a narrowing pilgrimage. The self-directed, autonomous soul does not like this coming within reach of a sovereign, all-knowing God. There is almost a battle of the wills here to see who is God and who is not. Here we truly see our own will in a new way. Here we feel the building tension in this challenging, but significant stage of the spiritual journey.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:
- In what ways can you be stubborn?
- Why do followers of Jesus take it so personally when people are at this stage? How can you positively relate to someone in this stage?
- If you gave your life to God do you think you would be miserable or do you think that life would be better?