PARISH RETREAT FEBRUARY 23, 2018 – PLEASE REGISTER NOW!!
“Put on the Whole Armor of God”: Spiritual Practices for Hard Times
A Retreat led by the Companions of Mary the Apostle
Hard times come to us all. Sometimes it is personal loss or illness; sometimes it’s the difficulties faced by those we love or care for. Sometimes it stems from our personal lives, and sometimes it’s events that touch off change in our common life–personally, culturally, politically. At these times we need to remember that, “our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but . . . against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:12). We have been given guidance for sustaining ourselves and one another through hard times. The basic practices that deepen our personal faith also serve us well when we need to stand for others. Practices of truth, of righteousness and peace, of faith, enable us to stand with love. We will name the darkness within and around us, and experience some practices that protect and nurture us. Some will be familiar to you; some might be new. (And you might have some to share with others!) Together they will give you “armor” to “be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Eph. 6:11).
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