The latest newsletter from the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge, MA included a page with the headline Formation in Practice. Underneath was this introductory question: “what does it mean to believe?” Stating that belief is something we do (rather than something we think), the short article included the following questions for reflection:
- What other words are synonymous with “belief” for you?
- Who has inspired belief in your life? What did they do or say that inspired you?
- What actions engage or express your beliefs? How do you feel you are embodying belief?
As we move through the season of Epiphany and reflect intentionally on God’s manifestation in the world, we might also think about how we share that manifestation once we have known it in our own lives. Our Adult Forum this month offers us personal testimony from parishioners about how faith informs their life and work. Each person’s story is an invitation to reflect and share, and to ponder our connection to the Epiphany blessing: May Christ, the Son of God, be manifest in you, that your lives may be a light to the world.
Join us if you can—10 am, between the services, in the Mission House—and bring your own embodied faith to the conversation!