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Jesus: The Presence

  • Aerator 4839 Market Street Ventura, CA, 93003 United States (map)

Richard Rohr wisely observes that "Chosen crosses are hardly ever crosses. The cross, as it did for Jesus, had to come uninvited, usually unexpected, and undesired."

What unwelcome crosses have appeared in your life lately? What has been your response to them?

The word empathy was not in the English dictionary until 1909. What does it say about human nature, and our evolving consciousness, that we only create a word for this 108 years ago?

For our prayer station, we will look at how God blesses our longing for what was and reassures us the promise of what is to be. God is not absent in the meantime, but instead is presence here and now, giving light even these dark times. What parts of your past or future do you long for? How might you become more aware of God's presence in the present?

What practices might you adopt to help your own awakening? Would you spend more time in nature, reflecting on Scripture, centering prayer, pilgrimages, serving and befriending those who struggle, etc. to help increase your awakening?

 

About Our Current Aerator Series - The Wild Journey of Faith in Jesus

Following Jesus means to follow a “nobody” from “nowhere.” It is a search for purpose and meaning in the events and choices of our lives. It is a costly journey with an unknown destination.

Jesus invites us to be a part of his story. It seems to require so much sacrifice on our hearts, so some might wonder, "Is it really worth it?"

We will not make light of the time questions of faith. We don't want to give you a definitive answer because you deserve to make the journey yourself.

Following Jesus is an invitation to go on a wild journey. What else could be better in life?

Earlier Event: October 15
Jesus: The Sage
Later Event: October 29
Following Jesus