Posted by: Jivani Lisa | May 28, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

We also remember those in biblical times and modern times that died in spiritual battles in Jesus’ name.  We remember all those before us who are now Saints​ cheering us on…..

The Catholic Church calls this the communion of saints.  It includes all those, living and dead, who are soldiers for Christ.  Spiritual battles are more real than any other type of battle because they are going on all the time.  Even in Yoga, we have a series of “warrior” poses that build strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance – to enable us to fight.  I’ve had students ask me why we have warrior poses when Yoga is supposed to be about peace and love.  Well, it’s because of the spiritual battles that we need to be strong enough to fight.

Yes, we remember all those who have battled on earth and are now with Christ cheering us on.  If they did it, we gain courage to believe we can do it, too, when we stay connected to the Lord.  He is the vine, we are the branches.

There are people among us walking around feeling suicidal for years without acting on the thoughts/urges.  THAT is an intense spiritual battle!  These soldiers know that suicide would be the easy way out.  It would be running from the battle, going AWOL.

May we stay and fight for as long as the Lord keeps us here.

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