human beings, Being Human: An Unorthodox Journey through Lent

human beings, Being Human: An Unorthodox Journey through Lent

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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So much of what goes on in a traditional Lenten observance is privatized. “Go into your inner room and shut the door”. Yet, what our world and our planet desperately need right now is a larger picture; a renewed vision of what it means to be fully human. What if Lent was seen as an invitation to embody an expression of “Being” itself, the realized quality of our aliveness. Rather than a retreat from the world, Lent can be an invitation to embrace the world and our humanness. Seeing ourselves as part of an abundant and compassionate whole.

What does being human mean especially now as we live through a time of wilderness, a time of uncertainty and upheaval, a liminal season? A liminal season is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘what might be.’ It is a place of transition, a season of waiting, and not knowing. Richard Rohr suggests that, “liminal space is where all transformation takes place, if we learn to wait and let it form us”.

Join us for 5 evening online sessions during Lent to reconnect and re-imagine what it might mean to be fully alive… human beings being human. Through music and poetry, images and insights from wisdom texts (ancient and contemporary), we will explore together ways of responding to what poet Diane Ackerman describes as, “our yearning to find whole-ness as holiness, and at-one-ment as atonement, filling a need ancient and essential as air.”

There is no cost for this event however we ask you to register so we can email you the Zoom information for the sessions. Please email us at: adminassist@stlaurence.ca.