Fellowship of Heretics Daily Devotional: December 19, 2016 — There Was No Room for Them In The Inn

c0d9f49702fc2c165263b6de74ca6e21HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL-Dec. 19, 2016-THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THE INN

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Assistant Director, Reiki Master, and Psychic Kali Meister

“All strange and terrible events are welcome, but comforts we despise.”
— Cleopatra

What would happen if instead of being nihilists we expected the best for ourselves?

When we expect the worst we don’t do ourselves any favors. So why do we persist in this habit? For one thing, expecting the worst is a way to cushion ourselves emotionally—we’re trying to soften the blow if things go wrong. Think of the popular saying, “If you expect the worst, you’ll never be disappointed.”

The truth is that this philosophy denys self the opportunity to improve through chance, or even calculated risk.

Every time a thought that produces a negative emotion pops into your head, contemplate the origin of this thought and question the validity of it. Remember that beliefs are nothing more than repeated thoughts, so question your beliefs as well. 

 Today’s Action: Challenge the negative assumptions. Don’t just accept everything you think as fact. We’re experts at self-deception.
Today’s Sharing: When did the scenario you thought would be awful turn into a silver lining? Share them on our Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine

** Don’t forget your gratitude journal at the back of your print edition of Holy Heretic!
To learn more about becoming a member of the Fellowship of Heretics and receiving our print daily devotional guide each month, visit http://www.mercyjunction.org/fellowship-of-heretics

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