Wednesday Nights 2021
“A mile with God –
We will be meeting Via ZOOM virtually to be in accordance with diocesan safe standards policy
I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that wemay do for Christ. (Philemon 1:6)
Spiritual reflection is a broad term that covers any form of personal spiritual practice mental reflection, inner stillness, silence, deep listening practices and sharing your faith. In Anglican Tradition, spiritual reflection is referred to as habitual recollection, the practice of the continual awareness of God all around us in the world. This can be a moment when we are overcome by beauty of nature, a moment in time and place, or a moment when we are deeply aware of pain, another’s or our own. Habitual recollection uses our senses to become aware of God being present in such moments. This can also be interpreted as “Christian testimony” andis given when Christians relate how they came to know the God of the Bible through the moving of the Holy Spirit in their hearts. Most commonly, we are sharing how we became Christians by God’s miraculous intervention and work in our lives through specific events. Often we can only see that in hindsight, but sharing that experience is vital.
A couple of weeks ago ECA members were invited to participate in “A Mile with God” Lenten Journey. Members were invited to walk, jog, swim, bike, or any other practice that invited time with God and reflection. Those who are not physically able to “exercise” were encouraged to spend at least 15 minutes intentionally with God in prayer. We will participate in this practice of Habitual recollection as we explore our faith journeys with one another during this season of Lent and how we have lived into “A Mile with God.” We often neglect to share our stories with one another as a means of sharing our faith and this will be an opportunity to see how the Trinity is at work all around us. The program starts at 6:30 with whatever refreshment you would like. We will get situated and share our stories with one another.
The Program will have four sessions:
February 24th – Program 1: “Spiritual reflection 1”
March 3rd – Program 2: “Spiritual reflection 2”
March 10th– Program 3: “Spiritual reflection 3”
March 17th – Program 4: “Spiritual reflection 4”
We hope to “see you” and you enjoy listening and learning about “Habitual recollection” to better ourselves and our faith community we are involved in as we proclaim the Gospel through our faith stories to the ends of the earth. See you soon on a Wednesday night near you. Blessings, Fr. Paul+