Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Prayer Practice for the Week
Clearness Committee
This is the last week of “Meeting Jesus Again.” How has this experience and book-study changed your life? How has it deepened your faith? What is God calling you to next?

Quaker Clearness Committee is a small group that is called together to assist a person who is seeking the Holy Spirit's direction. In this process of discernment, the participants listen for God who is speaking through each person present. If the participants are hearing the Spirit's leadings, there is a common direction that is discerned. ( Continue reading.)

Today, what is the question you want to ask of God? A new direction at work or a way to restore a relationship? A way to respark your spirit or to stretch through a new experience? 
Daily Devotion

Scripture of the Day
You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. ( Acts 1:8)
Reflection
Just before departing from the disciples for the final time, Jesus commissions them to spread the good news and teach the gospel way. Jesus does not want them to quietly whisper it to their neighbor or celebrate it amongst those already in the know. Jesus expects the disciples to go forth. I am, more and more, coming to grips with the fact that the “build it and they will come” model of ministry is over. I’m not sure it ever worked all that well, but in today’s world people require a personal invitation. In some ways, the Mormons have got this part right. When I see a movie I love, I do not hesitate to tell people! And I’m not bothered when they say: “Oh, I don’t like science fiction.” I may not go door to door telling folks about the latest Pixar film, but why isn’t telling the story of Jesus easy and uncomplicated?

Prayer
Jesus, I am utterly convinced by you in my life. I have not yet fully figured out what that means, but I’m working on it. Teach me how to convince others the goodness of God and the value of faith. Make me courageous and creative in sharing the message of your good love. Amen.
Spiritual Practice

Participants of the Racial Justice Training viewed this spoken word piece, "Accents," by Denice Frohman, and reflected on the power of it's love and admiration.