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For the Time Being
December 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Embedded in the invitation to holy waiting in the season of Advent comes a call to action on behalf of the world that God blesses and saves in the incarnate Christ. The concern for climate justice will frame “For the Time Being,” a half-day of quiet contemplation facilitated by Fr. Mark Genszler, Priest-in-Charge, Christ Church, Cobble Hill.
For what do we wait? And, how shall we live in the meanwhile, while waiting―collectively and individually? For the time being, all creation is groaning in labor, subject to decay, as Paul writes in Roman 8:22. We look backward in time to what God began anew in the Incarnation; we look forward into the infinity of the future, held in God’s hand; we look inward, meditating what is being brought to birth in our own life; we look outward, as many have before us, so we may read the signs of our times with compassion, energy, and eyes of justice. What implications might this have for our inner life, and our collective life as a species in a time demanding action – ecological and political – in the time being. The offering of this reflective quiet half day, involving prayer, collective silent meditation, and guided reflection, is an invitation to pause briefly amid your seasonal preparation, and listen for what is being brought to birth in you and around you.
Everyone is welcome.