Editor's note:

How lovely to welcome in the weekend with another recent piece from Renovaré’s board chair, Jon Bailey. Today we share with one entitled “Invitation” which he published on October 1, 2017. Enjoy!

—Renovaré Team

In the spiritual life you get an invitation, not an itinerary. Jesus is inviting us into journey with no end, yet dotted with infinite destinations of joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. A journey that leads to liberation from the petty, small, domain of self, into the wild, free, spaciousness of God’s realm. Whosoever will may come is the invitation, anyone can walk in this way. In fact, that was the original name for the movement of Christ on earth, the Way. Names are important, even prophetic. Christianity is not a set of teachings to agree with or revere, Christianity is a path we journey on. In it’s deepest and most significant sense, it is a way of life.

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Now Underway: The 2018-19 Renovaré Book Club

How do we read for transformation, not just information? First, choose books that stir the soul and have an enduring quality. Then read with God and others at an unhurried pace, attentive to what the Holy Spirit wants to teach. The Renovaré Book Club is designed for transformative reading. It runs October 2018—May 2019.

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