Sacred Text Reading Group
Date(s) - 09/11/2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A weekly online sacred text reading group with Amy
Using a spiritual-practice approach, in each session we will explore a different brief scriptural text in depth. The aims of the sessions are educational (learning something about the texts and traditions), spiritual/moral (discovering what the texts ask of us), and community-building (getting to know each other better). Amy will have a version of the text available to share; “bring” your own if you like. All are welcome, as are your suggestions of future texts. About half our readings so far have been those suggested by group members.
Our text for Saturday, September 11, the 20th anniversary of the attacks that killed 3,000 people, is a bit different than usual. Each person is invited to bring one line, or at most two consecutive lines, from the poem “110 Stories,” by John M. Ford, and those lines will be our text. Each line is a story.
With an event like September 11, we feel a strong need to relive and recount our memories, even 20 years later. That is important, but we will not be sharing them in our session. Instead, we will focus on the spiritual teachings we receive, now, from these texts and what they evoke. If you do not have the chance to read the poem and make a selection before the session, no worries. Without a doubt, you will find richness in a line that someone else brought, and in the subsequent conversation.
If you’re new (either to UUCPA or to the group) and would like to get acquainted, Amy and whoever else can manage it will be there ten minutes early and will also stay afterwards–we’d love to have a little getting-to-know-you time.
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