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Christian Meditation: from the Mind to the Heart

(By Melania Stefani – Centro Formazione Meditazione Cristiana) Meditation is normally acknowledged as a healthy practice, aimed at creating inner balance. With specific techniques, the intention is to somewhat “cleanse” the mind from the many thoughts that crowd it up, which often cause negative tensions and emotions. However, the mind is…

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What does it mean to be disciples of Jesus? (Second part)

According  to Luke, how does one enter the journey of discipleship? [ … ] First, the point at which one has joined the journey is not always clear in Luke. In some cases a clear “call to discipleship” and/or conversion is offered (e.g., 5:1-11), but in others persons previously unknown…

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What does it mean to be disciples of Jesus? (First part)

Luke understands the discipleship primarily as the recipients of Jesus’ training until they are commissioned to continue his work (22:28-30; 24:47). [The mission of the disciples will begin in the second volume of the Lukan work: The Acts of the Apostles]. One of the ways Luke helps to build a…

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