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Showing posts from May 7, 2013

Church Growth: An Insight

Almost every day, I listen to a daily podcast from "pray-as-you-go," a free service by Jesuits in Great Britain that provides a daily prayer as an mp3 download and available on iTunes.
"Pray-as-you-go" is especially intended for people traveling to and from work, and for that reason alone - the chance to turn what could be a stressful commute into calming and centering prayer time - I love it.
Praying using this resource is almost always a good experience, but sometimes - like this morning - I'm particularly moved by something they say or point out.
Today's reading was from the Acts of the Apostles, describing the sending-off of Barnabas and Saul on mission.
The commentator first points out that the passage has a great sense of growth and energy: people are being sent around the Mediterranean to proclaim the word of God and speak of Jesus, and with passion.
He asks three great questions:
"When in the last days or weeks have you noticed yourself shar…