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Scripture. Imagination. Stories. Prayer.
Ever since Jesus started telling stories, these four belong together. How do they or how might they enrich your spiritual life? This is the question we’ll explore in three interactive sessions. Each session stands independently, even as they build on one another. Come to one or more, as you are able.
June 2: Imagination. Become aware of and expand your imaginative engagement with Scripture. Powerful and creative, imagination is too often dismissed as unimportant or irrelevant to our spiritual life. However, by enriching our understanding of Gospel texts, imagination can refresh our prayer, enlivening God’s message for us and our times.
June 9: Stories. Scripture presents Jesus as teaching through stories (parables) that drew on everyday human experiences to touch the hearts of his listeners. Likewise, our human experiences and our belief that Jesus was human like us in all things except sin (Heb. 4: 15), coupled with imaginative entry into gospel scenes and stories, can touch our hearts to deepen our prayer.
June 16: Prayer. Imagination rooted in Scripture and human experience can be revelatory – of God and of ourselves. Jesus knew this, and it fed his prayer – that is, his personal conversations with his Father in a variety of circumstances. Surely, imaginative prayer birthed the stories by which he taught. Certainly, Scripture and human experience shaped the story of his life. May it be so for us.
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