Want to Be Inspired? Check Out “Brother, Give Us a Word” From SSJE.org


From the Brothers at the Society of St. John the Evangelist:

Monasticism began when a few faithful men and women went into the desert to seek God and live a life of prayer. These Desert Fathers and Mothers, as they became known, were spiritual beacons whom other sought out for their wisdom in the ways of God. The seeker would approach and ask, “Father (Mother), give me a word.”
The Brothers have adapted this ancient tradition for today, offering online a daily “word” to all who seek a deeper knowledge of God, a means of handing on what we ourselves have received.

You might use each day’s word as a focus for your prayer. Say the word to the rhythm of your breath and invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you through that word. You might also use the day’s saying as a focus for meditative reading or lectio divina, reading slowly and allowing your mind to drift as the words inspire you to further prayer and reflection.

We hope you’ll join us every day for a word, which we pray will help you to deepen your life with God.

Check out “The Word” for today!

Sermon Text and Bible Study Update

After our informational meeting last week, we decided to continue the weekly Bible Study at 6:00PM on Tuesday Evenings at Luther House, 27 High Street.

This semester we will be studying the Gospel of John with an especial emphasis on how Jesus encounters “the other” throughout the narrative.

Join us tomorrow at 6:00 PM for dinner and our discussion as we begin with some background on the book and look at John’s first chapter weaving together the themes of creation and incarnation!

Also, anyone who is interested can find the text of last night’s sermon by seminarian Alex Marshall by following this link.