by Andrew Prete
Welcome to The
We come together with diversity of thoughts, stories, talents, hopes and hurts. All we bring is welcome; our prayer is that in coming together with all our differences and with Spirit, we participate toward a new divine reality. This is sacred space.
Meister Eckhart, Thirteenth Century
What good is it to me if Mary gave birth to Jesus 1400 years ago if I do not also give birth to him in my time and in my culture?
TELLING OUR STORY
PEACE – TOAST
In this place we creatively express;
Some of us are focused, some are a mess!
We participate during the sermon
And people do connect, we are learnin’
Greet all with a handshake, toast or a wave
At all times feel free to yell, rant or rave
Fake not friends, we can arrive as we are.
Cheers! Here’s to sacred space in a bar!
Then he goes up on the mountain and summons those he wanted, and they came to him. He formed a group of twelve to be his companions, and to be sent out to speak, and to have authority to drive out demons.
And to Simon he gave the nickname Rock, and to James, the son of Zebedee, and to John, his brother, he also gave a nickname, Boanerges, which means “Thunder Brothers”; and Andrew and Philip and Bartholomew and Matthew and Thomas and James, the son of Alphaeus; and Thaddeus and Simon the Zealot; and Judas Iscariot, who, in the end, turned him in.
· What is Jesus up to so far?
· Preparing a revolution?
· What is up with the demon focus?
· A reading from Archbishop Oscar Romero, from Voice of the Voiceless, p. 71.
SHARING OF RESOURCES
One: God is with us.
All: Yes she is.
FEEDBACK AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
“The time is up!
God’s way is closing in. “
Go now in peace, with Spirit - to break the silences, to resist the tyrannies,
and to drink in the Spirit!