Lent 2022: Radical Rearrangement

Join others in contemplation, conversation and community as we embrace this season of Radical Rearrangement and move from what is to what if.

In the Christian tradition, Lent is the season before Easter when the story of Jesus moves quickly amidst powerful social, economic and political forces. 

In our time, it feels as though things are gathering speed and we find ourselves in unfamiliar places without landmarks. 

We are grateful for these words of Richard Rohr in a daily meditation last April, which have helped us frame this series (read the full post here). 

“[Apocalyptic literature] is not meant to strike fear in us as much as a radical rearrangement. It’s not the end of the world. It’s the end of worlds—our worlds that we have created. 

“John [in Revelations] is trying to describe what it feels like when everything falls apart. It’s not a threat. It’s an invitation to depth. It’s what it takes to wake people up to the real, to the lasting, to what matters. It presents the serious reader with a great ‘What if?’

“Our best response is to end our fight with reality-as-it-is. We will benefit from . . . diving into the change positively, preemptively, saying, ‘Come, what is; teach me your good lessons.’ Saying yes to ‘What is‘ ironically sets us up for ‘What if?‘”

Richard Rohr, Daily Meditation April 26, 2021

How is Lent 2022: Radical Rearrangement happening? 

  • All programming will be hosted on Zoom
  • Programming will be designed to support local groups who choose to make arrangements to meet in person
Actually, This is Just the Beginning:  Finding God and Serving Love in this time of Climate Change, Covid and Cultural Reconfiguration

Contemplation, community and conversation…more info

Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
March 10 – April 14 

Sits for the Planet

Intro on Friday, March 4; Lectio Divina with Lent Scriptures, Monday and Friday; Sitting and Walking Meditation hosted by Buddhist and Christian practitioners, Tuesday – Thursday…more info

Monday – Friday, 8 – 8:30 a.m. 
March 4 – April 15 

Ecological Civilization from Emergency to Emergence

Contemplative Dialogue with the work of David Korten: Understanding where we are, how we got here and what to do…more info 

Tuesdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
March 8 – April 12

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