Sept 8 – Oct 27
Thursdays, 4 to 5:15 p.m. (Central time)
An online offering from The Wisdom Years.
To journey without being changed is to be a nomad.
To change without journeying is to be a chameleon.
To journey and be transformed by the journey is to be a pilgrim.
– Mark Nepo, The Exquisite Risk
We make journeys. We take journeys. Sometimes journeys take us. Geographical journeys move us from one address to another – across the city or the state or the world.
Life journeys take us from one season to another – we grow up and leave home, get married and unmarried, start a career and end a career.
Now in this last third of our lives we embark on another journey – we are pilgrims. It is the journey of coming to ourselves – stripped down, unencumbered, gently guided by God’s spirit through the blessings and burdens of this time of life.
Author Christine Valters Paintner will lead us on this pilgrimage journey through
- hearing the call and responding
- packing lightly
- crossing the threshold
- making the way by walking
- being uncomfortable
- beginning again
- embracing the unknown
- coming home
Join us as we read together The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within. We will gather online for conversation each Thursday starting September 8 at 4 p.m. (Central time) as we seek wisdom from each other and from our own souls.
You will need to buy your own book, but there is no other charge.
If you want to join us for this study (we hope you will) or have questions, e-mail Marjorie George at email@example.com.
To learn more about The Wisdom Years, a ministry dedicated to spiritual formation in the last third of our lives, visit us at www.wisdomyears.org.