Yesterday we gathered back at Mercy International to take stock of what we had experienced and learned on this journey into the heart of the mission in which we are all engaged. We recalled each step of the journey and reflected on the meaning of the experience, collectively and individually.

For me it really has been a time to reflect not just on my job and how I do it within this tradition but also on my life and where I am on that journey. It has been a privilege to have this time and I am most grateful. Not everyone gets this opportunity: I am keenly aware of that.

I guess it will take me some time to process, but that is ok. One thing I have learned is that we need to take these times to reflect on where we are. I feel like I am where I am supposed to be, and that is good.i think our inner life is really important and often we do not take the time to nurture it and give it expression in our lives.

I was even inspired to write a poem, making meaning of the experience. I may share it on this blog.
The group has been so committed to the work of their ministries and it gives hope for the future. Some of us have reflected on the nature of church and what it will look like in 100 years time! That is another interesting discussion for another time.

About Judith Gardiner

I'm a pilgrim, a traveller, a tourist! I'm on a journey of life, and my life is like a rich and varied garden, with new growth, blooms and even some weeds which I keep trying to eradicate! I'd like people to read my blog and feel positive about life and the earth we share. The world is a place of good news stories and experiences we can share.
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