GOD IN THE ORDINARY
The first half of 2018 will soon be over. In the Christian calendar,
“...the months from December to May, is fundamentally shaped by the events of the Incarnation,
beginning with the season of Advent and closing with the fifty days between the Resurrection
and the Ascension, followed by Pentecost. These historical events then challenged the early Church to celebrate Trinity Sunday, bringing the final and full disclosure of the nature of God as Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
After this disclosure of the mystery of the triune God of grace, what else is there to celebrate in the Church’s sacred calendar?” For the next 25 Sundays, there is the simple nomenclature, “The 1st to the 25th Sunday(s) after Trinity.”... This time period embraces the whole Season after Pentecost, (and) is technically called “Ordinary Time.”
(James Houston, Introduction, LETTERS OF FAITH THROUGH THE SEASON, VOL 2)
Ordinary time. It sounds rather boring and dreary. But the Church named it well. This is the time to walk the talk about the resurrected life in the ordinary thoroughfare of living as witness for Him in the world.
Is God in the ordinary? CSF retreats are designed to provide time and space for spiritual rest and reflection. We will explore what it means to walk and live out our faith in our daily routines. Different characters from different walks of life in the Scriptures will help us in our meditation.
It is easy to lose our attentiveness to God in the busyness of living. So, this retreat is a time to allow God to draw near, and for Him to draw us near to Him. God is present all the time everywhere. How do we develop the habits and disciplines to be attentive to His Presence. Take some time out and join us to find out.
Date: 20 - 22 Jun 2018 (Wed - Fri)
Venue: Lifesprings Canossian Spirituality Centre
Closing Date for Registration: 3 June 2018