Being involved with the CGS AND LDI has been an amazing experience! Mixing the heart of the CGS community AND the passion (and incredible perspective) of Natalie has elevated my appreciation for the work that CGS does WEEKLY and my appreciation for the greater Episcopal community. To know that the Episcopal community is just as supportive and invested in the wellness of our world as our individual parish is... it proves that the vision of the greater community and the parish are one.
Contemplative living, cultivated through practice, is one that is about living intentionally, through presence, compassionate allowing, and awareness. It is more than a method of prayer and it does not end when we move throughout our day.
We, the members of team “Liberation,” are organizing the members of the Church of Our Redeemer, Lexington, to free them from the dominant “achievement culture,” through using our vibrant church community and our faith in a God of abundance and unconditional love to decrease member’s stress and increase their feelings of connection, resilience and inherent worth, by forming an alternative worship offering that might appeal to or allow participation by more people, to achieve an increase in the size and participation level of our parish community.
Uncertainty. It's always there. The ground is always shifting a bit beneath us, whether we are aware of it or not. We cannot control everything, whether we like it or not. Are Heraclitus said so long ago, "There is nothing permanent except change."