For many Christians throughout history, the life of faith has been nurtured in house churches. Frequently, even though they’ve been scattered, house churches have shared common practices.
In Acts 2:42, we’re told the early church devoted themselves to fellowship and the breaking of bread, the Apostles’ teaching, and the prayers. In these summer months, Highlanders are invited to remain connected to one another by participating in a shared practice.
This month, we invite you to immerse yourself in your neighbourhood.
We often overlook people and places in our day-to-day lives.
Over the coming weeks, take the opportunity to walk around your neighbourhood and intentionally look at things with fresh eyes.
In particular, this is an exercise that invites you to see your local world from God’s perspective.
Below are some instructions. Try one, or some, or all.
Try to go on at least 1 walk per week. Go by yourself or with a friend or with members of your family. Switch it up from one walk to the next.
Try to walk at different times of the day. You will likely see different things in a (literally!) different light (of day).
Get off the beaten path. Explore side streets, follow trails, and check out routes you haven’t walked before.
During or after your walk(s), reflect on some or all of the following questions:
Offer your comments about your experience of the Practice of the Month in the comments section below.
Share a picture on Highland’s Facebook page.
Offer a brief reflection on the Highland blog.
Tell a story during the Gathered Prayers meeting on Zoom.