This Sunday will be Moot’s second Rhythm of Life Service in the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary, and the first before the Bishop of London in our new home. This service is open to anyone to attend, so please do come if you are around Sunday 4pm. The Service is followed by a drinks reception/party afterwards. If you are a participant of Moot, or who have travelled with us, you are also invited to participate in this and affirm the aspirations and/or spiritual practices. Attached below is an introduction to the ROL.
Having aspirations and spiritual practices is very much part of our ROL basis and an expression of our New Monastic expression of Church which expresses the heart of Moot. This year we are making the important point that the aspirations are not just for Christians who are part of the community, but aspirations for those who are not followers of the way of Jesus but who are exploring this, and want to commit to a seasonal aspiration or intention to explore this further. Aspirations then can be affirmed by those who are Christians or not. Spiritual practices however are an attempt to express what it means to be a a follower of the way of Jesus in the practical cycles of how we live. They seek to balance the sustaining of a spiritual life through action and activity as a healthy balance of doing and being.
The Spiritual postures are again an articulation and commitment to be open to God at the heart of what we seek to become as followers and listeners to God.
For further discussion, but some of us are feeling that we also need to start to explore a deeper centre to the community, which is about the practice not only of following Jesus but wanting to create a greater sense of being a relational community. This is only a thought and discussion for some at the moment and will not be included in this year’s ROL Service, but will be something that some participants of the community will be raising for our discernment.
So Sunday is going to be a great day – hopefully sunny – and we have friends coming from Greece, Australia and Telford (Hehe!) So please do come along it will be good!