Centering Prayer

19th and 20th October
Reflection, Social Justice

Walking The Emmaus Road Together

Walking The Emmaus Road Together is a series of reflections that invite you to enter into a conversation with all that is happening within you and around you at this time of so much unknowing and uncertainty. Yet in the midst of this “krisis” we recognise that it is also a “kairos” moment.

This series will invite you to reflect with a variety of people from all over the globe as we travel this road together.

The introductory video lays out the landscape of this series. It invites you to allow the questions of your heart and mind to surface as we walk the path together like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24: 13-35). It is a journey of conversation and deep listening. It is about walking together beginning to unearth the meaning of events that touch us and shape our reality. It is about becoming aware of the many realities that might be alien to us, but are the daily lived realities of so many others. It is about engaging with the “questions that have no right to go away” (Sometimes – David Whyte).

How would you describe your experience of the last couple of months?

What questions have you become aware of within yourself?

What questions have you become aware of in society, both locally and globally?

Let us not rush to find the answers just yet. It is quite a challenge to stay with a question that constantly expands and invites me to deeper and wider consciousness. It is like Rainer Maria Rilke saying:

 

I live my life in widening circles

that reach out across the world.

I may not complete this last one

but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.

I’ve been circling for thousands of years

and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,

a storm, or a great song?

 

As we set out on this journey, let us read two pieces by the poet David Whyte:

  1. “Sometimes” https://bit.ly/2zcKo7W and
  2. 10 Questions That Have No Right to Go Away https://bit.ly/3dPHLs0

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