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Lockdown Thought — Day 10

Shona Lowson —

Our own spirituality is shaped by our strengths, values, dreams and goals and is the source of the deep energy of love dwelling in us and spilling into our connections with others. It creates a calmness within our centre flowing through our body, mind and soul. I’ve learnt hope in the way I live each day, respect for the dignity of each person and enough love to celebrate the humanness of each person.

Tui Motu Magazine. Issue 213 March 2017: 9

With minds understanding the Covid situation
Ears sensitive to requirements
Eyes focused on what really matters
Mouths speaking with encouragement
Hearts steeped in love
Consciences tuned to the common good
Bless us, Living God,
making us a community living hopefully in our bubbles.

To Join In:

The Theology Programme at the University of Otago has been offering “Faith Thinking” for some years.

In this lock-down time, we’re offering a modified version — “Faith Thinking on Zoom” — one hour FREE sessions on Zoom, led by one of the staff of the Theology Programme. These will involve input on a topic followed by facilitated discussion.

Here are the details:

Tues 7 April, 7.30-8.30pm (NEXT TUESDAY!)
David Tombs: Seeing His Innocence, I See My Innocence: Responses to Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse

Wed 8 April, 7.30-8-30pm
James Harding: Biblical Traditions Relating to Passover

Wed 15 April, 7.30-8-30pm
Andrew Shepherd: A Throwaway Society: Reflecting on Rubbish

Thurs 16 April, 7.30-8.30pm
Paul Trebilco: House Churches in the First Century: Community in the New Testament

Tues 21 April, 7.30-8:30pm
Murray Rae: From Temple to Village Centre: the Evolution of Church Architecture

Thurs 23 April, 7.30-8.30pm
Lynne Taylor: Wellbeing, Connections and Pastoral Care

To join in one of these sessions you need to register by going here: https://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html and clicking on “Register online” at the bottom.

Note — the sessions are free but you need to register so that we can email you the Zoom link (which will be sent to you, along with instructions shortly after registration).

If you haven’t used Zoom before, please test this in advance to ensure that it will work for you.

Any queries, please contact me on paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz

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