Learning and Caring Wk 3
How can we best learn about God?
How can we best care for God’s creation?
Led by Rev Nick Blundell
Matthew 11:29-30 Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Nothing that we despise in other men is inherently absent from ourselves. We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or don’t do, and more in light of what they suffer
James 1:27-28 Anyone who sets himself up as “religious” by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world
This week’s challenge
- How can fellowship contribute to learning and caring?
- We are Methodists, how disciplined do we need to be?
- Am I the only one who feels ignorant and uncaring?
- What has faith to do with learning and caring?
Nurturing God, for the gift of life so full of possibility
I give you my praise.
For your guiding of me thus far, through family and friends, teachers and educators, companions and mentors, I thank you.
As I remember some of those who have shaped me, and
reflect upon their work and character, I ask the help of your Spirit in understanding how I learn and grow. Amen