This will be our first installment of "Reflective Response," where everyone reads a passage and then shares how they responded to the text.
This isn't meant to be a back-and-forth over how we differ in our views, or what the "best" understanding might be, but simply an offering of what we have experienced as a result of reading this particular text.
A response could be in words, in music, in poetry, in art, in drama, in prayer, in a diagram, or maybe even a meme. Bring what you have felt and/or thought and share with the group...no rebuttals, just listening, honoring, and attending to each other. There is no requirement to speak; if you'd rather be quiet that is perfectly legit. It could be difficult, but try to keep the length to less than ten minutes.
Responses will not be discussed or criticized; this will be an opportunity to hear and receive others thoughts as personal response without challenging or dissecting anyone's experience.
If you don't get a chance to prepare a response you can come and benefit from others responses. At the end we will leave room for anyone who has' in the moment' reflective thoughts on the passage.