04_Legalism vs Rest




Bible Study Evangelista Show show

Summary: " Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law" (Rom 13:10). Love is the principle of all merit (Fr. Garrigou La Grange).<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Wendee L; Anne K; Stephanie W; and Ann S. Thank you for loving and lifting me!<br> <br> <br> <br> LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary's own practice: lectio without the Latin.<br> <br> L - Listen (Receive the Word.)<br> <br> <br> <br> O - Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.)<br> <br> F | Franciscan - Because they have a natural aversion to "rule-keeping," Franciscans often have trouble being consistent. What area of your life needs more structure and discipline? What single, small practice can you begin right away that will add some structure and discipline to that area?<br> <br> I | Ignatian - The best working definition of grace I know of is to treat someone better than he deserves (when it's in his best interest). Sometimes this principle is known as "paying it forward." Spend your whole day seeking little ways to offer graces to your neighbors.<br> <br> If you struggle with perfectionism, OCD, or attempts to obligate God to you, what has God said to you about how to accept unconditional love, and His other gifts from Him?<br> <br> A | Augustinian - Your assignment this week is the same as the Ignatians'.<br> <br> The best working definition of grace I know of is to treat someone better than he deserves (when it's in his best interest). Sometimes this principle is known as "paying it forward." Spend your whole day seeking little ways to offer graces to your neighbors.<br> <br> If you struggle with perfectionism, OCD, or attempts to obligate God to you, what has God said to you about how to accept unconditional love, and His other gifts from Him?<br> <br> T | Thomistic - Look up the terms Law and grace in a Bible dictionary. What do you learn?<br> <br> V - Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)<br> <br> Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O - Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.<br> <br> E - Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)<br> <br> <br> Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen +<br> .<br> <br> *LOVE the Word® exercises are offered according to FIAT: the four personalities, or "prayer forms," explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Franciscan, Ignatian, Augustinian, and Thomistic: FIAT! These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types.<br> Come with Us<br> Only two spots remain! Register now!<br> <br> <br> Share the LOVE<br> Share the LOVE on the Facebook community. Tell me your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway for this week's show.  <br> Read the Transcript<br> You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript here, courtesy of Dora Donovan who does our transcripts for you.