Tonight we will be discussing Chapter 4 “Vocation as a Way of Life” in Dr. Albert Rossi’s Becoming a Healing Presence. Dr. Rossi begins the second part of this chapter with the statement that “Sanctity is a process of subtraction.” Dr. Rossi sets two broad areas of subtraction: our sinful nature and our agenda. These areas of subtraction are not so much a matter of us forcing our wills to become more Christ-like, but more an issue of us getting out of God’s way and allowing him to work in us. For tonight’s discussion, think of the times that God has worked in your life by this type of subtraction.
The chapter ends with Dr. Rossi’s advice to “bloom where you are planted.” In other words, we don’t need to go to the ends of the earth to become a healing presence. When our hearts are open, the opportunities to share the love and peace of Jesus Christ abound. The key, of course, is to pay attention to these opportunities.
Dinner is at 6. The menu is Shepherd’s Pie. Discussion about 6:45. Hope to see you here. Please bring a friend.
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.Philippians 4:8-9