(Photo taken at Holy Cross Monastery)
This afternoon, a couple of us from Church Without Walls
will travel to a meeting of folks committed to ministry on the fringes. Nearly three years ago now, many of these saints graciously received me as a visitor when I was trying to discern what the Holy Spirit had in mind when she whispered in my ear: “Go outside!”
We will spend three days together, breaking bread, praying for one another and resting in the sunlight of the Spirit. In small groups and one-on-one, we will share what God has been doing in our respective communities and within us individually, even as we dream and discern what might be next.
That Love that created us all cannot be contained. It disrupts what we have grown accustomed to as it spills forth into our world, bringing reconciliation, transformation and the promise of new life.
May we find a renewed sense of courage and wonder.
May we prepare ourselves to be surprised yet again.
May we jump in with both feet!
Commit your way to the Lord and put your trust in him, and he will bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:5)
About Mother Beth Tjoflat
Episcopal priest, urban contemplative, playwright, lover of hounds, American of Chilean-Norwegian-Moravian descent. Interests include transformational ministry with the forgotten and marginalized; church planting and congregational development; 12-step spirituality; Hispanic ministry; radical hospitality, and spending time with dear friends.