In this video, The Rev. Becky Zartman is in conversation with Brs. Jonathan Maury, Keith Nelson, James Koester and Lucas Hall to discuss Water.
Questions for Meditation
At the end of the service of Compline, one Brother sprinkles the gathered community with holy water, praying for “a peaceful night and a perfect end.” This ritual reminds us of our mortality. How might you hand your own life back to God at the end of each day?
Surrendering to the water of baptism allows for us to be reborn by the Holy Spirit into the new life of God. How are you adrift? What keeps you afloat?
- This week, when you wash your hands, notice the water, really feel the water as it flows over your hands.
The learning goals for Water are:
- Connecting the sign of water to personal spirituality or experience
- Understanding how water plays a role in Christian worship and community life
- Learning a new contemplative practice that can help participants connect more deeply to the sign of water
Practices to go deeper
From a conversation with Br. Lucas Hall, SSJE On my first inquirer’s visit to the monastery, when I was not at all sure that I wanted to do this, I asked each of the Brothers, “Why are you here?” One of the Brothers responded immediately that his vocation as a monk was closely linked to…Read More
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