"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire." - St. Catherine of Sienna
Join us on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30pm upstairs at Gypsy Blue four our next God on Tap and our conversation inspired by Catherine of Siena's quote, "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."
But how do you know what you are meant to be and meant to do? It's not just a question when we are starting out in life. It's a question we return to time and time again. How do we discern our purpose and life, and what happens when we get that feeling like that purpose is shifting our changing. It can be disconcerting, exciting, and worrisome. But when we find it we feel as if we can set the world on fire.
Some questions to get us thinking:
How did you discover your purpose in life, who you God made you to be? Did it happen in a moment? Was it an evolution?
Have you had times when those things have shifted in our life? How did you know, navigate it, and come through on the other side?
Have you helped others figure out their purpose, their calling? How did you help them?
What difference does it make, or could it make, if you felt as though you were what God intended for you to be?
What gives you joy?
Looking Ahead to May
May 23rd God on Tap: What ought to be the role of religion in public life? with special guest Will Fuller
What should be the role of religion in our public life? So much of our public life revolves around questions of religion. Some say that the church should stay out of politics and public life. Others feel their religious faith compels them and should compel the church into the public sphere. Is church a place of refuge and sanctuary, or a place that works for social change? Is it both and what is the balance?
Our special guest is someone that lives these questions. Will Fuller, a friend of mine and the Organizer for POWER Interfaith in the Philly Metro area.
A son of western Kentucky, Will originally joined POWER in the fall of 2016 to complete a Community Organizing Fellowship through Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE). He currently organizes full-time for POWER’s suburban counties. A 2010 Teach for America alumnus, he is dedicated to the causes of educational equity, faith-based social justice, theological education reform, and racial reconciliation. He holds a Masters of Education from Lipscomb University and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.