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Tag Archive for ‘solitude’

Friday 28 September

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11; Psalm 144; Luke 9:18-22 Pondering and confessing Before confronting his disciples with serious decisions, Jesus used to pray in solitude. Jesus asks, “Who do you say I am?” Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ of God. Clearly, the disciples have grown. They find it possible to accept Jesus as Messiah. His words […]

Saturday 4 February

Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21; Psalm 23; Mark 6:30-34 Solitude There is a yearning in each of us to grow in self-knowledge and to be at peace with what we find within ourselves. That yearning is nurtured when we experience solitude. In solitude we have the opportunity to nourish the soul. Solitude offers us a place for […]

Tuesday 22 September

Ezra 6:7-8, 12, 14-20; Ps.122; Luke 8:19-21 Hear and do it! Read this passage slowly. Jesus’ family are trying to get to have some time with him. Imagine their difficulty at understanding his mysterious response. Perhaps the passage challenges you about who you spend time with, or who you might be able to visit. Pray […]

Talking About Spirituality Today: 10

Five Gospel Loves: e] Community and Solitude We come to the fifth and final Gospel love: community and solitude. Community Our human needs and desires are part of a larger pattern in life. Consider the two forces that hold the universe together: contraction and expansion. The force of gravity keeps everything in place. Without that […]