Convocation and Synod 2023

Convocation and Synod 2023

November 3, 2023 9:00am

Address: Church of the Holy Spirit - Roanoke, 6011 Merriman Rd, Roanoke, VA US 24018

Contact: Rev. Robert HocuttRev. Robert Hocutt

At the Feet of Jesus

Praying With Mary of Bethany

In our time together, we would like to help you to set aside for the moment your public roles and responsibilities to “open your home” to the Lord Jesus Christ and to consider what it might mean to invite him into this most intimate space.

What does it mean to be befriended by Jesus Christ and beloved by him in the most interior way? It is at home, behind closed doors, where we dare to voice our greatest hopes and fears, where we experience our deepest joys and sorrows.

In the Gospels, the Lord Jesus chose to visit Martha, Mary, and Lazarus in their ordinary home and to enter fully into their messy lives. On all three occasions, his presence made all the difference.

We will consider all three domestic disciples at home in the village of Bethany, but we will focus the spotlight especially on Mary and invite you to follow her in her response to Jesus. By placing yourself there with Mary at the feet of Jesus, you can pray with Mary of Bethany and make her wholehearted response your own.

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