Inviting God's Wisdom

By Amy Norton
March 12, 2020 - 9:49am

Dear Ones,

What a week it has been! For updates on how United Parish is responding and adapting to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, click here, and to read God's take on anxious and scary situations such as these, click here, and here!

Now back to your regularly-scheduled Lenten program:

This season, we've been diving into the topic of discernment. Last week, our seminarian Jaz Buchanan led us in an exploration about spiritual gifts through the gospel story of Mary and Martha. To read or listen to Jaz' sermon, click here!

This week, we're learning more about discernment processes. You see, just like shoes, discernment isn't a one-size-fits-all process. We all learn differently, we all process and perceive differently, and we all communicate with God differently. It only follows, then, that we discern differently, too! We see examples of this throughout the bible: discernment through prayerful solitude, counsel, fasting...we even see an example of a poor discernment method- mob rule. What unites spiritually healthy discernment processes is the acknowledgment that we are not alone in this process, and an invocation of outside wisdom- God's wisdom- even if it's 'just' that still, small voice whispering inaudibly deep in our souls.

 

Join us for cyber worship on Sunday at 11am, where we'll explore what it means to have a practice of discernment, and what some of those practices look like!

 

In faith,

 

Amy

 

Check out the materials for the current Lenten Study here.