Wisdom in the Community (January 2022)

WISDOM IN THE COMMUNITY GROUPS: AND REFLECTION IF ON YOUR OWN

 

 

January 2022

 

 

Week before Sunday 30/01/2022

WISDOM GROUPS

GROUPS MEETING THIS WEEK
Wed 11.30am : St Peter Newlyn and coffee ;
Wednesday 6pm : St Mary's church group on zoom
Thursday 11.15am : at St Mary PZ
Friday 10.30am : Paul's church group via zoom

 

WISDOM NOTES FOR THE WEEK

Next Sunday we will be celebrating : Candlemas

Luke 2 : 22-40

1. I wonder what part of this storyattracts your attention as you read thistext? What questions do you want toask?

2. Who, in the story do you relate to?What questions would you want to ask of that character?

3. At the beginning of the reading Jesus’parents make an offering to God fortheir son’s birth? What image of Godmight be get from their action?

4.So is there an equivalent to “offering”something to God ? Or for making thesort of response that Simeon makesafter encountering Christ?

 


Week before Sunday 23/01/2022

WISDOM GROUPS

GROUPS MEETING THIS WEEK
Wed 11.30am : St Peter Newlyn and coffee ;
Wednesday 6pm : St Marys church group on zoom
Thursday 11 am : at St Mary PZ
Friday 10.30 am : Paul's church group via zoom

 

WISDOM NOTES FOR THE WEEK

Next Sunday we will be celebrating : Conversion of Paul

Matt 19: 27-end And Acts

1.What do you make of the phrase “ a Damascus road experience”?
2.How do you think that Saul’s experience affected his friends and family?
3.Have you had a “Light bulb” or spark experience?  You might want to share it.
4.What were the results of such an experience?
5.What are the challenging parts of the gospel this week?

 

 


 

Week before Sunday 16/01/2022

WISDOM NOTES FOR THE WEEK

BORN AGAIN CHRIST from John 2. 1-11

Sunday 16 January 2022

What was really going on at that wedding in Cana?
His first miracle

Mary nudging her son
And he saying it was not yet time

She must have known
Before he did
That this was indeed time
The moment for him to be born again

Why else would she turn to the servants and say
‘Do whatever he tells you’?

To transform not only the water into wine
But for he himself to be transformed
From human prophet to the universal Christ

Was this some kind of rebirth?

Like when she pushed him out from her womb in Bethlehem
Was she now birthing him into the supernatural
And into our hearts for the rest of time?

And all those men
Christ, his disciples, servants, steward, bridegroom
Mary, once again, the only woman in this scene