Words and pics from the Prayer Spiral at last weekends Common Rule Retreat…Questions that Jesus asks of people? Today we considered that Jesus is as much ‘Questioner of our Answers’ as the ‘Answer to our Questions’ and that the way Jesus teaches people is often not to give easy answers but to ask us questions that take us deeper into honesty and truth. Around the spiral are 125 questions that Jesus asks. You may wish to write one that is important to you on a paper bag. As you journey on the spiral to the cross you are invited to light a candle from the cross and place it in your personal question glass or in a Jesus question bag. As you leave the spiral you can leave your candle in the bag or glass to further mark the spiral. It is a symbol of the questions of Jesus, merging with our own and lighting the path for ourselves and others on the way.
Jesus Questions: Consider the question of Jesus that might be most relevant for you today? You may wish to write one on the paper bag. Light a candle from the cross at the centre of the spiral. Place the ‘illuminated’ question on the spiral to light the way for yourself and others on the way out. Personal Questions What is the question that is most urgent or animating in your life right now? What question have you never had a proper answer to? Take a cup and write your question upon it or simply light a candle at the cross at the centre of the spiral. It may be a response or your prayer to your experience of being on the Common Rule Retreat today.