- SILENCE & SOLITUDE - Why might silence be the most appropriate response to the presence of God?
- BIBLE MEDITATION - Sometimes as we read the Scriptures we may not recognise the voice of God. Why is that? What must we do as we read, and what can we expect God to do in response?
- CONTEMPLATION - What does it mean to fix our eyes upon Jesus? How do we do that, practically? What might we need to let go of? What should we take hold of?
'Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things, For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God...'
'Very early one morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed'
'Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace'
Eldridge & Curtis
'The Sacred Romance' - 'For many of us, the waves of first love ebbed away in the whirlwind of Christian Service and activity, and we began to lose the Romance. Our faith began to feel more like a series of problems that needed to be solved or principles that had to be mastered before we could finally enter into the abundant life promised us by Christ. We moved our spiritual life into the outer world of activity, and internally we drifted'
Tony Horsfall - 'Rhythms of Grace' - His disciples discovered that this regular withdrawal from people and activity was the one predictable thing about Jesus. He made silence and solitude his special companions'