Spiritual Direction Agenda – Oct. 13th, 2018

Topic: Sharing Christ’s love with someone


Lectio Divina– see reading below


Questions on spiritual direction to date


Review of When the Well Runs Dry


Turning discernment into fruit – Fr. Mike and Jerry


A taste of individual spiritual direction


  Jerry’s question: How do you prepare yourself to receive Christ’s love?

  Fr. Mike’s question: What are your reflections on Communicating with God by spirit (as St. John of the Cross describes it) otherwise known as contemplation in your life now?

    Movie: Life of the Beloved, Henry Nouwen


Spiritual direction – next steps


Stretch challenge


Closing prayer





Lectio Divina – John 15:12-17

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

Additional reference materials:

Catechism: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_PA9.HTM

Life of the Beloved, Henry Nouwen – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Y8OQjr1gY&t=2292s