Jesus said, ‘Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.’
(Matthew 11:29-30, Message version)
At St John’s and St Luke’s we want to adopt a Rhythm of Life so that we can learn together those ‘Unforced Rhythms of Grace’, to help us ‘live freely and lightly’, walking in step with Jesus.
A Rhythm of Life (RoL) can be best described as a framework or trellis which helps us to grow by giving a spiritual structure to our everyday lives, and by offering support when things are difficult.
Living by a Rule or Rhythm of Life is nothing new. The monks of the Benedictine order lived by the Rule of St Benedict; early Celtic Christians such as Hilda and Aidan and their followers adopted the idea of living under a Rule. And in our time ROLs have been rediscovered as a great way to help people live as disciples—hence our diocese has developed ROL material, and the Scargill community also follow a ‘Way of Life’.
We are launching ROL in the parish on Sunday 28th January and would love as many people as can to be involved. To find out more, read the following pieces:
If you are wanting to find out more speak to Simon on 07786 282214/561030 or Laura on 07497 865507