On each Sunday of Lent, we will take a phrase of the Lord’s Prayer and explore it from a Spiritual perspective. What does it mean – not only in terms of belief, but how it sits in our hearts and spiritus, and how we are to live it every day? The presentations will also include time for introducing a prayer practice for those who would like to find new ways to center themselves in God’s presence and among the people of God.
And Forgive Us Our Debts as We Forgive Our Debtors?
What is forgiveness in your experience and what is not forgiveness?
The phrase implies a close connection between being forgiven and forgiving. There is a reciprocity. Does this mean if we do not forgive others, God does not forgive us? Think of a time or times when you have been forgiven. How did that experience feel and did it change you? Think of a time when you have not been forgiven. How do you deal with that and how does it feel? In the Jewish tradition making amends as much is possible is sometimes required before someone can be expect to be forgiven. But is forgiveness by God unconditional? Are we all sinners in need of forgiveness?
Spiritual Enrichment is WCC’s ministry of faith exploration and formation, uniting head and heart in pursuit of an honest and vibrant Christian faith that is open, relevant, faithful, and transformative. Meeting weekly from September through May both in-person in the Centennial Room and virtually on Zoom; you choose whether to meet in-person or virtually. Questions? Contact Pastor Allen Mothershed or by phone: 847 999 9403.