We tend not to be big on rules. Life can certainly require them—think driving a car or baking a cake. In general, though, there’s something about the very idea rule that makes us uncomfortable…rigidity…obedience…punishment…being told what to do. Even when they could be useful, as in a world where our lives tend to run us and it’s easy to lose balance. A world where there are things we want to make time for but, somehow, can’t…like making time to be with God and more nearly becoming the Jesus follower we’d like to be. But help is on the way. We can learn from what Jesus followers for centuries have known: discerning a spiritual structure—dare I say, rules—for our lives can help.
Each of us discerning a spiritual structure that works in our own life is what this class is about. This will be conversation, not lecture, as together we read Margaret Guenther’s At Home in the World. Each week we’ll share what we’re discovering about our relationships with God and becoming more faithful followers of Jesus, with the possibility, in the process, that we’ll find more peace and balance in our lives.
After worship in the Choir Room, Sundays, March 24-May 19, excluding Easter (April 21).
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