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This day will be held virtually via Zoom
Guest Speaker Amy Boucher Pye
Jesus loved his friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus, and their home in Bethany was his second home. As we unpack the three gospel stories outlining some of his love of them we will explore action and contemplation, faith and doubt, despair and longing, resurrection and hope, sacrificial love and the meaning of home. We’ll focus on how to navigate the tension between spending time with God and doing things for him. Expect to be refreshed, inspired, and challenged to sit at the feet of Jesus, knowing again how much he longs to spend time with you, while also collaborating with him as you serve him
10.00am – 11.00am
Session 1: Mary and Martha, prayer and action
Are you a Mary or a Martha? In today’s church, women can be put into boxes according to this story in Luke’s gospel. But these women were so much more than a type. In this session we’ll explore being and doing, learning and serving, prayer and action – how the one doesn’t negate the other.
11.45am – 12.45pm
Session 2: ‘If you’d been here, Jesus…'
Where is Jesus when we need him? That’s what both Mary and Martha asked him after their beloved brother Lazarus died: Where were you? We’ll explore lament and how to bring our feelings to Jesus – and how he changes and transforms us through his love.
1.45pm – 2.45pm
Session 3: Love poured out
Mary wasn’t afraid to show her love to Jesus in a public setting, even though her act of devotion shocked those around her. And Jesus received her anointing as a gift. How can we unselfconsciously pour out our love to Jesus?
Amy Boucher Pye
Amy Boucher Pye is a writer and a speaker who loves leading retreats. She’s the author of the award-winning Finding Myself in Britain and devotional book on forgiveness, The Living Cross. She received an MA in Christian spirituality from Heythrop College, University of London.
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