This week I began a Fall Refleciton Series at the University of St. Thomas Law School, titled, “Jesus Speaks.” (I will be offering the same series at St. Hubert beginning 10/3.) The aim of this five-week series is to deepen our appreciation of fundamental Christian teachings drawn from the words of Christ. Each week will focus on a different teaching: the Lord’s Prayer, the Beatitudes, the Eucharist, “Sell All you have” and the command to go out into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel. During the weekly gatherings, there will be a talk, time for individual reflection or guided meditation and some sharing. I will also distribute prayer material that I will invite the participants to use in their prayer for the coming week.
This first session was on the Lord’s Prayer, the most well-known prayer in the Christian tradition. In my talk, I gave a brief introduction to the series and offered a brief commentary on the prayer. After that I led the participants on a guided reflection, following which they shared with each other something of their prayer experience.