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# 1 The Divine that seeks to be known
What’s your reaction to the idea that God believes in you, thought you were a good idea in the first place, and hasn’t changed His/Her mind?
# 2 Introducing the other
Seeing others as God sees them requires seeing them as they are, observing both the bad and the good.
Trying to change people, and wishing they were different, has to go, but what other changes in you have to happen?
# 3 Nature of a screw-up
What is the difference between stupidity, sin, and evil?
Sin is like the flu: it’s catching and people pass it on. Got a vaccine?
# 4 Loving your neighbor
To love your neighbor you need grace; where does it come from?
Someone has to lug grace into any situation, or it will not happen; any volunteers?
# 5 Body, soul, and spirit
What’s the difference between the three?
The soul: what is the soul, and why does it have to go through a makeover?
Soul malware and virus infection of the soul: how do these compare with computer problems?
# 6 Flower meditation
Hanging out with the Divine requires you empty 140
yourself, let everything go, and just be.
How can you allow yourself to be filled, if you have not emptied yourself ?
# 7 The 11th commandment
What’s the cost of meeting another’s expectations?
How do people get sucked into being victims or enablers?
# 8 Does God know the future?
You are invited to a creation party. Name four things you will need to pack.
What’s the date, time, and place for the party?
# 9 Satan and Evil
What is Evil if it is not sin? How is it born and where does it hang out?
Why is Evil so powerful? What is its objective?
# 10 Authority and the Risen Christ: judge, teacher, or companion
“This is a life not going back to God, but for us to invite to live in us.”
What is the difference between obeying Christ and 141
having Him as companion?
# 11 Peace, but at what price?
How are you to prepare yourself to seek power?
How are you are to be a leader; what attributes will you need?
# 12 Peace at any price
Creating space: Make space for God to work.
Make space for others to work.
Allow silence to grow, so you can hear the voice of inspiration.
Be still so you can watch God doing his God thing in the situation. Be ye curious instead of impatient.
Don’t stick your fingers in the emotional patterns of others.
Look through this chapter and discuss any new approaches you have not heard before.
How does what is suggested in the book conflict with what you have always assumed?
What’s the hardest part for you?
Will you work together to try this out?
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