What does a Wonderful life look like for you? Are you looking for serenity, harmony, truth, compassion, gratitude, love and joy? Spiritual practices help feed this part of ourselves, but do you use these same words to describe the role of money in your life? Most of us don’t.
In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a crisis of money creates vastly diverse reactions from several characters. These reactions can help us see some of our own relationships with money. Along with scripture, we will use these to help us compassionately look at how we feel about money in our own lives and in the church. Maybe we’ll discover a whole new “outlook” on what constitutes a wonderful life.
October 6th – Looking Back
Our relationship with money as individuals and as a church has a long history. We look back with a practice of compassion for ourselves and a faith that reminds us of our true worth.
October 13th – Looking In
We live an “Incarnational” faith – the belief that, like Jesus, our faith is not just an idea but it gets lived out in our actions in the world. Approach life with attentiveness and intentionality to making it a “wonder-full” life.
October 20th – Looking Out
Do we reap love and generosity or bitterness and resentment? Are we creating the impact
for which we hope, or at least moving in that direction?
October 27th – Looking with Gratitude
A joyful celebration of community, generosity, and thankfulness is infectious.