Caravan

Caravan

On the final Tuesday of the month at the CTM Chapel, Caravan is time and space to direct our attention towards God. No matter if we are full of grief, or of doubts, or of joy: God wants us to come to him, to bring our deepest concerns, and our real selves; to anchor ourselves in the bedrock of the universe. Caravan is a collaborative approach to worship, through words, music, images, and silence. We bring ourselves, heart, mind, and soul, to God through our presence, our attention, and our responses.

T S Eliot reads "Ash Wednesday" Part 1

At the Lenten Caravan in 2014, we used a video of T S Eliot reading the start of Ash Wednesday. I have uploaded the video, below.

Because I do not hope to turn again
Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn
Desiring this man's gift and that man's scope
I no longer strive to strive towards such things
(Why should the aged eagle stretch its wings?)
Why should I mourn
The vanished power of the usual reign?

Caravan and the God Shaped Hole

I came across an interesting article this week, written by the redoubtable Barney Zwartz in The Age. I was struck by this quote:

"The really liberating thing is that I didn't have to believe anything in advance. It's just a practice, and if it leads to a deeper life, then it will be obvious in the doing of it.''

Bachelard rediscovered that glimpse, and it deepened. In 2006 she was ordained an Anglican priest, and two years ago launched the Benedictus community in Canberra, an ecumenical group for whom meditation is at the heart of worship.

What if...

What if only those who have walked in darkness get to see great light? What if that's the prior requirement? How would that change your life? Jesus said that the poor, the grieving, the shut out are blessed. Is that you? If so, would it change how you perceived things?

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