Sunday, November 9, 2014

15. Women on the Edge (We Make the Road by Walking)


1.  What one thought or idea from today's lesson especially intrigued, provoked, disturbed, challenged, encouraged, warmed, warned, helped, or surprised you?

2.  Share a story about a woman in your life who had a powerful influence.

3.  How do you respond to these reflections on the meaning of the virgin birth?

4.  Tell us about a time you were surprised in a good and happy way.


5.  Start each day this week putting Mary's prayer of commitment and surrender, "Let it be to me according to your will," into your own words.  Let this be a week of presenting your life to God so that "holy aliveness" grows in you.


6.  After lightinga candle, hold the words, "Here I am, the Lord's servant," in your heart for a few minutes in silence.  Try to return to those words many times in the week ahead.

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation ~ by Brian D. McLaren, 2014

1 comment:

Shirley said...

That is an intriguing photo.

4. Tell us about a time you were surprised in a good and happy way.

After nine years of marriage and many prayers combined with fertility testing and adoption attempts, I was delighted with the wonderful news that I was pregnant!!! These were the days before home pregnancy kits and necessitated a wait before learning the test results. When the doctor's office called and said that the test was positive. I made my first appointment with them and then sat at my desk stunned and with great delight. I then called them back to confirm that positive did mean that I was positively pregnant.