Category Archives: Christian Transformation

Hey You, Know Thyself

by Michael Maciel So, rather a rude title, no? It’s the best alternative to “Man, Know Thyself,” because of the problematic word “man,” which seems to exclude women. And even though the convention tells us that it doesn’t, that “man” … Continue reading

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Sorrow Cleanses the Soul

by Michael Maciel We’ve all done something that we regret. Shame keeps us from facing the loss that our action caused, which makes it difficult to be with the fact of the results of what we did. By “fact,” I … Continue reading

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Spiritual Illumination – Let Your Light Shine

Matthew 5 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it … Continue reading

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One and All

by Michael Maciel We affirm our values as to what is not only good for one but what is good for all. The paradox is that what is good for one IS good for all, and what is good for … Continue reading

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The Silent Workers for God

by Michael Maciel There are two ways to be a minister, to serve God and humanity—two fundamental divisions of service. One way is to serve people directly by ministering to their spiritual needs through teaching, healing, and the sacraments. The … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Spiritual Teacher?

by Michael Maciel Do you need a spiritual teacher? No. What you need is a specific set of skills that you can use in your spiritual life—tools. Tools are meant to be used. And these tools can only be used … Continue reading

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Reboot Your Spirituality for the New Year

by Michael Maciel Learning how to access our own wisdom is more important than learning someone else’s techniques and practices. Doesn’t it make sense that everything we need in order to grow spiritually is already right at our fingertips? Here are eight spiritual tools … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Difficult People

by Michael Maciel One of the things that gets in the way of forgiveness is our reluctance to accept the way people are. We expect them to be different, as though they’re violating our expectations of them. Every time we … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies

by Michael Maciel Jesus told us to love our enemies. WHAT are we supposed to do with that? I mean, it’s hard enough to love the people we love, right? How, then, are we supposed to love those who, by … Continue reading

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How to Find and Keep Your Spiritual Balance

by Michael Maciel In this post, we’re going to talk about how to find and keep our spiritual balance. Why is this important? Because the world is changing—fast. So fast that it can knock us off our feet. And that … Continue reading

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