Read…the text with an open mind…then, read it a second time.
Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, ‘Ananias.’ He answered, ‘Here I am, Lord.’ The Lord said to him, ‘Get up and go…to the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment he is praying…so that he might regain his sight.’ But Ananias answered, ‘Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done’…But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for he is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings…
Acts 9:10 ff
Look…at the scene in the reading.
Let your curiosity look for God at work in the people and their interactions.
Wait…in prayerful expectation.
Listen…for a word with a willing heart…
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be a sacrifice for sin, and an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow in the steps of his holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.
Respond…seeking clarity and vision to the question…
What brought you to the Diocese? What keeps you in the Diocese? What do you treasure about the Diocese?