Group discussion on religious topics begins at The Flying Joe PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 February 2013 09:51
PERRYSBURG - The public is invited to attend "Awake to the Son," a newly formed group to meet informally and build bridges through biblical readings.
The first meeting will be 7:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at The Flying Joe at Levis Commons, 2130 Preston Pkwy, Perrysburg.
Christopher Clody is coordinating the formation of the group.
He writes: "My hope is to freely share the guiding charisms of reverence for God's presence and all creation, gentle invitation for those still seeking and struggling, the amazing hospitality that grew and built our community, and our growing ability to reach out beyond ourselves to our neighbor - wherever or whoever they may be."
Clody said the basic idea is to invite everyone to enjoy a "cup of Joe" and partake in discussions that dare to see ourselves as we really are.  
"I firmly believe that if we become honest with ourselves so that humility breeds in place of selfishness, contempt or indifference, then we allow the true building blocks of community," he said.
The first meeting is slated to provide an overview of the three biblical readings for that Sunday's Catholic Mass.
As it will be an open discussion, the topic will challenge those attending to awaken their hearts to their first love - Jesus. People will be encouraged to share topics of spiritual struggles or triumphs that affect their magnetic pull towards God.
He noted though based on those readings, it is not limited to Catholics as the ideas and topics range far beyond any one faith.
Clody adds, "It is not bound by that format since these meetings will strive to push our hearts beyond mere Bible study, but to study our hearts for God."
The coordinator said there are tentative plans to meet again on Feb. 23 at 7:30 a.m.

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