Each day of their travels, Pastor Amy and Benjamin will be journaling as a spiritual practice. Some of their journal prompts cultivate curiosity and reflection, and some prompts keep them rooted in somatic practices of experiencing how their bodies are part of their journey. Special sabbatical journals have been created for Amy and Benjamin, and the Sabbatical Committee and others will be journaling along with them. The high school youth have been invited to journal along with Benjamin. If you would like to join in this spiritual practice with our community, please stop in the church office on a Sunday morning or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request either a copy of the physical journal or a .pdf so you can print pages at home or fill out online. You may instead want to use your own journal.
The suggested daily journal prompts are:
“I am grateful…”
“I had fun…”
To go deeper into this Ubuntu journey, think about ways you can expand your own circle of “we.” Read an author from a different culture, watch a movie in a language you are learning or don’t speak (thanks subtitles!), listen to different music. Ask yourself how your community shapes your understanding of faith, fellowship, relationships, and hospitality. Imagine (and ask) how folks from different communities experience those things. Let these experiences shape your own journal of Ubuntu. We’ll be asking for replies on the Facebook members and friends page or by emailing email@example.com.