To boldly go through life’s journey
Our usual room was being used for a community event about Pirates. We used the adjoining room which involved us thinking much more creatively as we were in a much smaller space. People attending found the welcome to Soul Space (small sign on left) next to the skull and cross bones highly amusing!
So we went boldly through space and time whilst watching a video of Hubble Space Telescope images. AMAZING!
We had a pack which contained some activities and objects to help us in our prayer and musings.
We watched the video
One activity asked us to think about our life’s journey so far:
- What was beautiful, inspiring, comforting, amazing, astonishing, surprising, affirming, assuring?
- Were there dark places, obstacles, dangers, loneliness, bereavement, shock, fear, anger, resentment?
We all want a straight easy smooth journey but there are often difficult decisions to make or obstructions that cause us to feel lost or flounder.
- Pray about your long term dreams?
- Pray for your own future
- Pray for those whose future is tied up with yours
- Pray for the future of the planet, all our futures are all tied up together.
Remember – GOD IS PRESENT EVERYWHERE . . .
“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that your are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them” Psalm 8
He is always with you.
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depth, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me. Your right had will hold me fast” (Psalm 139:7-10).
In the little things, in the macro-skies,
in the fragile
in the lasting
Christ is coming
He comes to make all things new.
Christ is coming,
Coming to make all things new.
Stillness: Wondering at the possibility of God’s eternal depth in the single moment of now.
Smallness: Wondering if our experience of smallness and fragility is actually the experience of an incredible held-ness in the love of God.
“In this vision he showed me a little thing, the size of a hazelnut and it was as round as a ball. I looked at it with the eye of my understanding and thought “what may this be?” and it was generally answered thus: “It is all that is made.”
I marvelled at how it might last for it seemed it might suddenly have sunk into nothing because of its littleness. And I was answered “it lasts and ever shall, because God loves it.” Julian of Norwich
Celtic Christians, who came to be regarded as saints, were early pioneers in taking the Christian Gospel to unreached people and places. They believed that as they set sail in their coracles (a small lightweight boat with neither oars or rudder) that the wind would blow them to the places that the Spirit of God would lead them to.
Looking at the poem by Michael Mitten about the Celtic monk Brendan:
Brendan was as mad as a bear with toothache
But it was a madness you loved
And you took hold of that old bear
And threw him out to sea
‘Til he returned to land with such a wild tale
That even the priests laughed themselves silly.
The people danced in the surf of Bantry Bay
And a thousand coracles set sail
Into the bright breeze of your Spirit.
O Lord madden me by that same Spirit
Bring on the God-blessed flights of fancy
Inebriate me with Holy Ghost visions
And set me free to behold with the eyes of my heart
Great wonders on the high seas of God.