Welcoming The Way Of The Cross
Do you have concerns, uncertainty or even fear about what it means to deny self and follow Jesus? Retreat leader and spirituality tutor Barbara Mosse suggests such fears are based on misunderstanding. Following Jesus should not be a journey of fear but one of welcome, helping you find within a deep sense of hospitality for God, your fellow human beings and your own inner shadow side. This is the heart of the gospel. How do you begin such a journey of discovery? The key, writes Barbara, is honesty. God looks on with love for the precious person he has created but never colludes with our 'false selves' - the masks we choose to wear and hide behind. Drawing on the work of Carl Gustav Jung, Barbara explains how this inner shadow side of life has to be brought into the open and welcomed. Accepting our real self clears the way for a deep identification with the moving message of the prodigal son, taking us into a deeper contemplative relationship with the Father and enabling the discovery of life within that secret inner cell of the heart that Jesus talks about. The final step of welcome is to the world around. What motivates you in what you do? The way of the cross refutes over-busyness driven by pressure from work or church, or a personal desire to be needed or admired. It is a way that finds peace only in the work that God has called you to, be it out in the world or within the church.
Welcoming The Way Of The Cross by Barbara Mosse - 9780857461803