“The Divine does not like to be shut up in a building. The Divine likes to be out in the open.” – Morihei Ueshiba
This quote is from the founder of Aikido, a non-resistant martial arts form that teaches redirection rather than self-defense, wearing an opponent down instead of injuring them.
Morihei also believed that the Divine, the God of Peace, lives in each and every one of us and that each of us is a temple, a shrine, for the Divine and we are to train to reflect the Divine in this world.
“Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God?” – 1 Corinthians 6:19
However, one of the biggest faults that Morihei felt was being committed by religious institutions of his day was shutting up the Divine in a building.
This is a serious fault in our churches today.
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