St. Mark’s Adult Education Meeting Summary
Session Two: “Finding My Way Home,” by Henri J. M. Nouwen
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Discussion Led By Mike Kreutzer
Sunday, November 14, 2004
The Path of Peace
GROUP DISCUSSION: One may conclude that a symphony director has power. There is a search for inner peace. It is difficult to relate to the author’s experiences. Is this his search for inner peace? We need to keep a focus on what is really important in life and don’t get sidetracked on the “small stuff.” Each individual is worthwhile. If we can all think this way, the world would be much more peaceful. In our younger years, we have many more physical capabilities, and become slightly more disabled each day as we continue to age. Since most of us have a good life, there is a responsibility to make the world a better place to live in. One must have a starting point to be able to center or ground yourself — “intra-personal peace.” One cannot always be doing, doing, doing! The peace that passes understanding is God’s ultimate peace. Humans cannot always comprehend how peace may be found in weakness, for example. From time to time people must empty themselves of their inner burdens to find peace. We are called to live two lives, spiritual and worldly.