PERSONALITY & SPIRITUALITY

Personality Affects Spirituality

The bible says a lot of things, but what is God’s will for me right now? Today? What sorts of things will truly add to my self-care, spiritual health and wholeness and which things are dead-ends or vicious cycles?

Consider Martha of Bethany in Luke 10:38-42. She believed she was showing love to others and being a servant of God by sacrificing personal time with Jesus. How many of us intuitively seek the most spiritually unproductive things for ourselves—things that sound perfectly in line with Christ’s teachings?

It is easy for us as religious leaders to be like Martha and miss what God is instructing us to do. We sometimes focus on achieving what seems to be the letter of the law at the expense of the spirit in which it has truth. Jesus acknowledges the importance of prayerful self-reflection in ministry: “You actors! First remove the plank from your own eye, then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:5)

Let us learn how we intuitively opperate by participating in the following Spiritual Care opportunities this year.

Note: This is being offered to Salem Presbytery, Pittsboro Presbyterian Church and other religious leaders (interfaith welcome!) to help reflect and share what gets in the way of our self-care and what strategies help us overcome such obstacles. Feel free to recommend this to others and invite others to this process.

Step 1: Watch Video

 

Step 2: Read Book
Step 3: Attend Gathering June 1
Monday, June 1, 10am-noon at Presbytery Office and Zoom

Join us for an in-person gathering to discuss personality, spirituality and self-care after having seen the introductory video or read the book. This is a great place to share your insights and to learn from others about overcoming obstacles to self-care in the midst of church work. If you are interseted in this workshop but cannot be here physically, please contact evan@pittsboropres.org to receive information about how to connect with us on a Zoom or other conference call.

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