We have to be honest with you: this month’s theme is a lot easier to understand than it is to put into practice! We’re focusing on the theme and idea of Presence. To be, exist, and operate in the current moment and time. It feels like to us – and we’re sure for you, too – that this has become harder than ever!
Everyday we are challenged by attention-grabbers, we’re consumed with what happened yesterday, and we’re confronted by what might happen tomorrow. Our world is full of distractions doing everything possible to pull us away from this present moment and suck us into something other that feels more demanding.
Though we say Presence is valued is something we value, the reality is that it’s very seldom rewarded. Sometimes it just feels like we’re wasting time when we could be doing something else. Other times, it feels like if we’re too engaged in the moment, someone may discover the “real” us and it will push them away.
Not only that, but if we’re honest with one another, the truth is we don’t even know how to begin practicing Presence with God or with other people!
So this month we set out on a journey of learning why, how, and where we can be present with God and with one another. At times it will be challenging; other times it may be frustrating; but we promise at the end it will be worth it!
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