Living Well Retreats: Mind

11.10.20 | Clergy Care
    Renewing your Mind

    Step away from your regular daily pattern to re-discover the abundant mercy of God in your world. We will take a journey into Romans 12:1-2, to "renew our minds in mercy" in the morning. In the afternoon, we will practice several time-tested disciplines for re-framing our place in God's story.


    Although this brilliant man and mind speaks from outside our faith tradition, his gentle, concise, and brilliant guidance through this vast and astounding multiverse gives us more than insight and perspective. We may receive astounding new visions and language for our prayer and praise. Somehow the world gets “lighter” when we dig deep into its beautiful design, its jaw-dropping complexity, and remember our own sacred part in it all.

    Journal prompts & Scriptures

    What feels ‘lighter’ to you, if anything, after having this guided tour from Carlo Rovelli?

    In what ways might a current understanding of physics refresh our participation with Christ personally, socially, politically?

    How might Rovelli’s assertion that “all of reality is interaction” connect with your calling and context in ministry?

    Hymns for reflection
    UMH #505 “When Our Confidence is Shaken”
    UMH #150 “God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens”
    UMH #152 “I Sing the Almighty Power of God”