This week Steve shared with us about our individual quest for identity. The underlying question throughout most of our lives tends to be, “who am I and where do I belong?”
Lent is a season marked with 40 days of deep self-examination and reflection. This Lenten season we have been practicing becoming active listeners in order to become active participants in the world around us. This week we explored practical ways to listen to what our lives are saying. (more…)
A continuation of our focus on active listening, contemplation, and journaling during the 40 days of Lent.
How can we embrace the silence and focus on becoming active listeners in order to become active participants in the world around us?
How would our lives change if we approached every experience with the intention of listening first?
What are obstacles of silence and reflection for you?
“Christianity is a lifestyle – a way of being in the world that is simple, non-violent, shared, and loving. However, we made it into an established “religion” (and all that goes with that) and avoided the lifestyle change itself. One could be warlike, greedy, racist, selfish, and vain in most of Christian history, and still believe that Jesus is one’s “personal Lord and Savior” . . . The world has no time for such silliness anymore. The suffering on Earth is too great.” – Richard Rohr
If you were headed out on an excursion in a canoe with no clear destination, what would you need? This week Angie uses this question as a way to find out what we need to embark on this journey to the unknown. As we know the old can no longer contain the new, how do we prepare ourselves to go somewhere we’ve never been?
Jesus’ parable of new wine in old wineskins is a story that many of us may be familiar with but also may not fully understand. This week Angie shares her perspective on this story and the tension that can occur when we try to fit our new ideas into an old framework. (more…)