As a response to the times we are living through, Rev. Joel is beginning to plan a Lenten Study. We will be exploring Henri Nouwen’s spiritual classic “Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life.”
The three movements are from Loneliness to Solitude, Hostility to Hospitality, and Illusion to Prayer. We live in a lonely, hyper-individualized society that makes us prone to fear and suspicion. We live at a time when we are very aware of threats and our vulnerability which makes us susceptible to hostility to others. We live in a time when many voices tell us that God is an illusion in a world defined by money, power, and status. Nouwen provides insights and wisdom that can help us move towards solitude (a centered heart), hospitality toward others, and a prayerful life.
I invite you to get a copy of this small book and read it this month and we’ll begin the group following worship on Sunday, February 26, 2017