Thursday, 19 November 2009

Out of Silence

Rockies Light as Seen Through an iPhone:

Re-entry today, home this afternoon.

Earlier this morning, watching the dawn come up over the Rockies, reading and praying. This caught my attention from Carlos Carretto's I, Francis in A Guide to Prayer Readings for Reflection:
The Gospel taught me to place the emphasis on the mystery of the human being being more than on the duty of the human being. 343
How shall I do that in my baptism preparation?
The middle-class spirit, which is present to every age, and is known as selfishness, arrogance, pride, sensuality, idolatry, and slavery. 344
Bishop Mark: Gospel Based Discipleship

Our authority is the presence of Jesus in our midst (Mt 18.20). Bishop Mark called all groups to begin their meetings with a reading of the Gospel and the answering of three questions:
  1. What stands out for you?
  2. What do you hear God saying?
  3. What is God calling you to do?
The readings are the eucharistic Gospel readings of the day.

When we come together in this way, the authority of Christ in our midst brings blessing and transformation. People have the opportunity to engage with Jesus in a direct, personal, unfiltered way.