Saturday, April 16, 9am – 1:30pm, in the Fireside Room — Lunch included
with Jackie Falk & Jerry Cleveland
Finding Joy, when it’s not obvious there is anything to be joyful about.
We hear a newscast, read a paper, watch Colbert, and we know the world is not as we knew it, certainly not last year and maybe not even last week. Phenomena such as recent presidential campaigns, climate events, flows of refugees, delays in supreme court appointments and more give some of us white knuckles from clenched fists and others the queasy sense of looking down from a precipice.
Either way, like Ani DiFranco, the apostle Paul wants us to know “[We]’ve got better things to do than survive.” Paul wants us to know that being joined, authentically connected as in beloved community in the spirit of Christ lets us experience life fully and joyfully in the most impossible of circumstances. Hear Paul writing from jail sounding like a Buddhist dharma teacher, instructing the new church of Philippi in practices of spirit, faith and joy that make us glad to be alive.
Please read Paul’s letter before coming.