May 20, 2017
A Day to Explore, Revitalize and Appreciate the Love of Our
Neighbor as Ourselves
Cosponsored by Atonement Lutheran Church and Fresh Wind in Our Sails, a ministry of
the Sisters of St. Joseph
Location: Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 150 French Road in Brighton
Come! Open your heart! Show your mercy to all those in fear! We are called to be hope for the hopeless so hatred and blindness will be no more. We are called to act with justice, we are called to love tenderly; we are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God. David Haas (C 1988 GIA Publications, Inc.)
We live in a digital age. What does the common good mean for us today? The world has moved farther from God’s intent to “love your neighbor as yourself”. Our retreat day will focus on this ancient and enduring call for people to look to the horizon and see who is out there: people with whom to partner and grow, for the good of all, as well as how to grow within ourselves so we have something to offer to others. Unless we work together for the common good, there won’t be any.
For Christians, Jesus is the first source for thinking and action. Woven into the day will be reflections on Jesus and his ministry. Who is He and how does He matter in what we are becoming? How can we engage our mind, heart and spirit so that others may live fully? What is my part? Who is out there with whom I can connect? What do I want to share with others?
Spend the day with us to listen and to consider, to pray and to meditate, to find new hope and inspiration to live into our faith and reclaim our commitment to the common good.
Registration donation of $30 includes lunch and workshop materials. The Sisters of St. Joseph Gift Shop & Book Store will be open to offer books and other items for purchase.