|View from Mt Eagle in the morning|
We had a new teacher this weekend. Though it was sad not to have Dr. Fred with us, who he sent was most excellent after we figured him out. I know you've been apart of a group that ends up gelling. After you meet together for a certain period of time, go through meals and growth, you end up with this hole dynamic that no one really plans. It's great fun, and we become a dysfunctional family, that try's to function as God is calling us to. There are 18 of us, 13 are women, 5 men. We are clergy and lay, married and single, liberal and conservative, Methodist, Baptist and Episcopal, and we are half way through our training to be Spiritual Directors!
|Joe in the back ground|
It got it's start with Jesus, has been in written form since the Desert Father's and the Catholics' have been the only branch that has held onto this lovely tradition of being a spiritual companion with someone. Directors, do just that, direct. We don't fix, boss, analyze or have all the answers. But we do ask questions and listen to the Holy Spirit. We hold other's accountable as long as they are committed to being accountable and we don't judge. I will be posting about somethings this week as I start to ponder what was learned and continue my walk in this way.
|How spiritual director brush their teeth!|
This is a picture of 5 of the 13 female's that do brush their teeth. Hygiene is important you know!