Epiphany's Arts and Spiritual Direction - Lent 2019
For - give - ness
the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven
During three sessions in March, the Spiritual Direction Art Group at Epiphany questioned, discussed, reflected and created art on the layered theme and complex qualities (and actions) of forgiveness.
Just as there are multiple synonyms for the noun forgiveness, members added many varied thoughts and reflections on the parable of the Prodigal Son, weekly readings from The Living Compass and excerpts from The Art of Forgiveness. Group members delved into questions such as: “How do you forgive someone who is unrepentant? “ or “How can I seek forgiveness for wrongs in the past, especially if the wronged party doesn’t know they were wronged!”
Spending time in reading, meditation and art- making, the participants worked on many levels -- personal, theological, and creative.
There is no art experience necessary to join in this group. Always hospitable, genuine and lively, the Group takes its own unique lead into creative dialogue and fellowship. Working out some of the practical elements of how religion and spirituality intersect in daily life, the members of the group find their own answers to complex spiritual questions through sharing and at their own pace.
A session in the Garden this summer is planned – stay tuned for details! All are welcome!
The Group is led by Marion Williams, MA and Pastoral Counselor. Marion attended General Seminary and Fordham University. Her ministry at Epiphany has been to facilitate Sanctuary and spiritual direction through the arts.
Members of the group include Pam Byrd, Marion Williams, Sarah Vanderbrouk, Robert Shields, and Deborah Wilburn. Not pictured are Caroline angel, Maria Cabrera, Carol Ziwicki and Carron Donohue.
What does forgiveness look like?