community meal: road

road 1 We gathered at Toby's for an Indian feast and a return to Ian Adams' book.  By popular demand we went back to chapter 5: the road.  As we shared how we happened to be where we currently were, we heard tantalising snippets of each other's earlier lives.  We thought about our encounters on the road and what the road had taught each of us.  We prayed very simply, making a road with card and placing lit candles upon it for those we had met that day, and dwelling on that meeting as an encounter with Christ.  We drew luggage, and scattered along the road things we wanted to be able to leave behind, to help us travel more lightly.  And we tried out some blessings we hope to have the courage to offer on the road.
"may love surround you"