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Jesus Christ showed us what a normal person should be. In His ministry, Jesus showed us how to think about people in what He did and said, and in what He was. Jesus showed us that people are to be the companions and lovers of God.

COMPANIONS AND LOVERS OF GOD

The heart of Christian spirituality is a love relationship with a personal and loving God. God loves you and desires an intimate relationship with you. God reaches out to establish an relationship of love with us. God desires that we seek Him, and hopefully reach out for Him and find Him.

'For in him we live and move and have our being.'
...'We are his offspring'". [Acts 17:28]

Christians can even describe their relationship with God as a marriage. Like a marriage, however, a personal relationship with God takes time to cultivate. It takes commitment. Our communion with God is a conscious devotion to the One we love. As we learn more and more about God's ways and His love for us, we wil fall deeper and deeper in love with God.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy. [Ephesians 5:25-26]

LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH

As we befriend God and walk alongside as with God's companions, we will learn that through His atonement, Jesus Christ presence us with the Divinity that enables us to love God with all the heart, soul, mind and strength. When we have formed the mind of Christ, we cannot help but love other people the way God would love them.

"A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another." [John 13:34]

SPIRITUALITY

Biblical spirituality is founded upon a personal relationship with God, who is both loving and holy. God created every aspect of the human makeup, and therefore only He can satisfy the yearnings of the whole human soul.

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." [John 10:10]

God is holy. As we enter into a communion with God, our experience with God should transform us into a holy people. Through Christ, we are recreated and readjusted to bear the likeness of God. Then can we understand the marvelous unity between God and human beings. God reaches out to bring humanity back into a relationship of conscious, passionate devotion to God. God desires that we reach back and cling to Him. Jesus said, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. [John 14:23]

"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." [John 15:9,12,15]

A SATISFYING SPIRITUAL LIFE

How do you deepen your relationship with God? You develop a great love for the Lord and His ways. Show God's love. Be a witness to what Jesus has done for you personally. You cultivate a deeply satisfying spiritual life through the spiritual disciplines of prayer, praise, adoration, Bible reading, daily devotions, meditation, and worship and in these ways discover the pure joy of lingering in the presence of God. In Christian spirituality, we enter into the experience of a personal relationship with the holy God.

Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. [Deuteronomy 8:3; Luke 4:4]

Jesus teaches us that nothing is as important as seeking God. We need to spend time at Jesus' feet, then we will see everything we have to do from God's prespective instead of ours. Let God be the one thing that we seek. Let God be our focus, listen to His voice and ask Him questions. not other things that distract us.

Mary sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. ...but only one thing is needed.
Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." [Luke 10:39-42]

When we time spent with Jesus and His teachings and do what He said to do, our heart for serving the the Lord and people grows. God wants you to serve His people and those who need to know His love. Serve your family, the body of Christ as well as ministries outside the church.

"The Father will give you another Counselor to be with you forever - Spirit of truth. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." [John 14:15,26]

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Trust that God can do amazing things through you and me! God gives each of us spiritual gifts: this is God's way of empowering each of us for ministry to serve others. Our spiritual gifts are the expression of God's power and presence in our lives. They are evidence of God's work within us. When we accept our gifts, as gifts from God to benefit His people, and with a godly attitude and a willingness to use our gifts fully, freely and humbly for God's glory, God's power will work through our gifts.

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. [1 Corinthians 12:7; 1 Peter 4:10-11]

THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT MARY MAGDALENE

We aim to take the good message of the Kingdom of God to people everywhere, and to deliver this message in the style of "open commensality", equality and egalitarianism as preached by Jesus during his ministry. Jesus lived and taught us how to love God and neighbour. Likewise God reached out in love, touched and healed people through Jesus, and still does. We offer the Sacraments and Christian fellowship to all. Our mission, in a nutshell, is all about accessibility.

Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.
My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. [John 14:23]

We proclaim that God's love is a gift you have to accept in your heart, with your mind and upon your lips. Open and use God's gifts with relish. We hope to provide you, in person and through our websites, with an outlet to experience Christian spirituality. To linger with God and know the glory of intimacy with the loving and holy God. Back to Top

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." [Mark 12:28-31]

LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH

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"They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him." At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. "Woman," he said, "why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?" Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher).

"GOD LOVES EVERYONE OF US AS IF THERE WERE BUT ONE OF US TO LOVE."
- SAINT AUGUSTINE

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"You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him."
[Mark 12:28-31]


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