One week ago today, I received a temporary “tattoo” which served as my admission badge to the Soliton Sessions. It has been a daily reminder of the important experiences I had. But now it is starting to come off; it’s kind of sad and I’ve been tempted to ask for another one. (Idea for the Bridge gang: include one with each DVD.)
But perhaps it is fitting that the image of expanding ripples begins to fade, while its energy continues to move outward invisibly. Last night in our home group gathering, I tried for the first time to summarize my experience at The Sessions. It was a good exercise because it refocused me.
Mike asked, “What did you bring back for us, Jon?” I answered, “I bring a question: Why are we here? What is our group for, if it is not to extend the kingdom of God into the world around us?” A number of good questions were raised, and Kay kept it from becoming a monologue by periodically asking things like, “What does that mean for us? How do we carry this beyond talking into something we put into practice?”
We closed our time in prayer, asking God to lead us outside the church “walls”. Prayers like that don’t go unanswered; I hope we will be able to look back on last night and see it as a pivotal point in the life of our group.