Conversations That Matter What are we doing to put our Spirituality into practice? Spirituality is about the way we live, after all. This is a place for Communal Lectio, Centering on the Word. Ministry of the Word is central to Precious Blood Spirituality.
Monday, January 19, 2004
Well, It is rebuilding time. Looking for participants. Send me an email.
we don't often hear this Sunday called Gaudete, from the command in the Introit to rejoice, but the readings certainly carry that message!
The Lord, your God, is in your midst....
the people were filled with expectation
I had the pleasure of leading a lectio divina on the gospel for this coming Sunday with the little group of adults in our deanery preparing for confirmation early next month. They caught the spirit of the readings and noted the people's openness to respond by making changes--"What should we do?" What John suggests is within our reach, it is ordinary, it is right relationship.
I feel pain for the pain, suffering and even despair felt by people all over the world in our time. But I also feel a great hope for what (who)is to come.
In the coming Advent days, I will look for Jesus, not only in the quiet of my room in my inner being, but also in the person of those whom I encounter in my daily life.
"Movement" of Conversation
What are we doing to put our Spirituality into practice? Spirituality is about the way we live, after all.
Conversation will be on the Gospel or any of the Scriptures for the coming Sunday.
The lens we will use to attend to the Word of God will include an understanding of Precious Blood Spirituality and the Life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo.
Each entry must be an answer to one of these questions pertaining to the gospel:
1. What did I hear?
What did he say that affected me? What did I hear for the first time? What leapt off the page at me? What word or phrase is important?
2. How does this make me feel?
No thoughts, opinions or judgments. If you can use the words, I think... intelligibly in the sentence it is not a feeling. Stick to feelings. Maybe start the sentence with I am...
3. What will I do?
How does the gospel call me to live? No plans, hopes or dreams; what concrete action will I do this week?
4. How shall I pray?
Prayers, litanies, tropes, and other forms based on the readings may be posted.