By it I see everything else…

I believe in Christianity

as I believe

that the sun has risen:

not only because I see it,

but because by it

I see everything else.
C. S. Lewis

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the deep breath.
  • What captures your attention in the words above?
  • What gives you freedom?
  • What creates tension?
  • Why do you believe?
  • How do you see?
  • Using your imagination, what picture or visual comes to mind?
  • How does this picture or image help you to see?
  • Step into the picture.  Wander around.
  • What is familiar?
  • What surprises you?
  • Where is Christ?
  • Is there something new Christ would like you to see?
  • Follow Christ.
  • Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe!
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, April 15, 2012, the Second Sunday of Easter Year B

Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133:1-3
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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