We are hard-wired to be in relationship with God- that means we are called to open ourselves up to the presence of God and to find God in our everyday lives. Come and join our book group on Wednesday evenings as we explore this path together.
This is an opportunity to deepen your spirituality with others as we explore this book by Bruce Epperly. Each week we will focus on one or more mystics from a variety of spirituality traditions. This week we will explore the spirituality of Brother Lawrence, who lived between the years of 1614 and 1691. He spent a lifetime opening to God’s presence in the ordinary and transitory moments of life. This 17th century French mystic first encountered God at 18 years of age while gazing at a barren tree on a winter day. He noticed that while the tree’s leaves had fallen, eventually they would reappear, followed by blossoms and fruit. From this observation, he experienced the power and providence of God and began a spiritual journey of practicing the presence of God amid the most ordinary and unremarkable moments of daily life. He asserted that if God is omnipresent, then every moment can reveal God, ever work place is holy ground.
Our book group discussion will focus on what stood out for each one of us as well as an exploration of the ways to practice each form of mysticism as highlighted in the chapters to be discussed that evening.