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Seasons of Scripture: Winter

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places:
What Mystics Teach Us About the Mystery of Love
with Rev. John Song

 

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Free – Bring a bag lunch
Donation Requested

On the day before the Valentine's Day, we will spend half day exploring the mystery of love, the most powerful force in life. We will examine teachings from Jesus, Paul, and mystics to shed light on the mystery of love that we get all tangled up as it is sung from the soundtrack of "Urban Cowboy":

"Looking for love in all the wrong places. Looking for love in too many faces."

We will also look at the beloved Christmas story of The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry as a metaphorical clue to unlocking the mystery of love. There will be a handout for scriptures and keynotes for the presentation. Bring your journal for reflections.

GUEST SPEAKER

 

Rev John Song

Rev. John Song is a spiritual director, and an ordained United Methodist pastor for the past 32 years in the California-Nevada Conference.  His current appointment is as Wesley Foundation Campus Minister at UC Merced and Merced College and a pastor at Le Grand UMC.


John has a passion for helping people discover integral Christianity and cultivating healthy and transformative Christian life through learning mystical theology, embodied spirituality, and contemplative spiritual practices. He has a deep vocational commitment to teach and guide people through doing psycho-spiritual inner work and sacred activism, and a special interest in integrating wisdom and mystical traditions of both East and West for illuminating and deepening Christian faith and life.

 

RESERVATION

RSVP encouraged to CWilkinson@mercywmw.org. Your generosity supports the work of Mercy Center.

 

MEETING DATES

Seasons of Scripture meets four sessions each year. Next dates (themes and speakers TBA):

April 11 (Spring)

July 17 (Summer)

October 25 (Fall)