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Journeying Together 2022

Sunday, March 20

"The need for conversion in the Church"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

Acts 15:7-12 The Council of Jerusalem.  Change and conversion has been an important part of our Church from the beginning.

Act

Think of someone in your life, who challenged you to change, in some way, for the better.  Reach out to them and thank them for their courage in challenging you to change.

 

Monday, March 21

"The scourge of clericalism"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

Luke 20:45-47 Jesus rails up with the religious authorities.

Act

Clericalism keeps clergy and lay persons locked in an unhealthy relationship.  Reflect on your life and faith.  Think of three ways that clericalism impacts/ infects the way you think of the Church and your role in the Church.

 

Tuesday, March 22

"A new vision: a co-responsible Church"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

Acts 2:42-47 A new Christian community

Act

In a co-responsible Church, everyone has a role to play.  What is one way you could volunteer to help out with an activity in your Church between now and Easter?

 

Wednesday, March 23

"The virus of self-sufficiency"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

Luke 12:13-21 The danger of hoarding possessions.

Act

Whether we like it or not, we are all dependent on God. Many of us try to run away from this fact, so sometimes we have to remind ourselves. Take three-minutes today, fall to your knees, and ask God for help in an area of your life where you feel powerless.  God is always happy to help!

 

Thursday, March 24

"A new vision: the Body of Christ"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

1 Corinthians 12:12-14 We are many parts, one Body.

Act

Take the time today to encourage a brother or a sister in need.  In small ways like this, we build the Body of Christ.

 

Friday, March 25

"The seduction of ideology"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

1 Corinthians 1:10-13 St. Paul addresses some of the factions.

Act

Think of one opinion you hold strongly, and then ask yourself this question: what data could you be given that would change your mind about this opinion?  If you cannot answer that question, you are probably being ideological!

 

Saturday, March 26

"A new vision: A pilgrim Church"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

Luke 24:13-32 Encountering the Risen Christ on the road together.

Act

Take some time today to think of one area of your belief system in which you have fallen into the trap of being ideological.

 

Sunday, March 27

"Prejudices and stereotypes"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

Mark 7:24-30 As a human being, Jesus was born into a culture and its prejudices.  In this passage, a woman confronts his prejudice and opens his mind!

Act

Take a moment to reflect on the biases and prejudices that you hold.  We all have them; the question is, can we be open, like Jesus was, to opening our eyes to the goodness of all people?

 

Monday, March 28

"Excluded voices"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

Matthew 21:28-32 Jesus says that the tax collectors and prostitutes are going to heaven before the 'good' folk of his time. He changed hearts and minds by loving them.

Act

Take a minute today to think about who you judge as being sinners or morally impure.  Pray for the grace to see them as God sees them, with the same eyes of love.

 

Tuesday, March 29

"A new vision: a Church open to encounter"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

Acts 10:23-33 Peter encounters Cornelius

Act

Take some time today to go outside and find a place to sit for a for few minutes.  Watch the people walking past you.  Look closely at each person as they walk past (be discreet - don't creepy stare!).  Imagine the pain and joy that they might be carrying.  Recall that they are human, just like you, with similar hopes, dreams, fears, and pains.

 

Wednesday, March 30

"Being open to conversion"

Think

Watch the video and take a few minutes afterward to try to apply the presenter's words to your life.

Pray

Luke 5:1-11 Jesus calls his first disciples.  They take a risk and say yes.

Act

In your prayer today, ask God to give you the opportunity to serve someone in need.  Then keep your eyes open, and when that opportunity comes, say yes.