Tea Talks offer the opportunity to broaden one’s understanding, over tea and home-baked scones, about political, cultural and social issues impacting us today and tomorrow.
Previous topics have included; The refugee crisis, Right to die legislation, The Simple Life,The question of evil, The Music of the Old Testament, Exploring the Beatitudes and more!
Admission is by donation. Child care is provided. Everyone is welcome!
This month’s Tea Talk is:
Transformation: The Beatitudes as a Discipline of Life
Speaker: Scott Henthorn
April 30th, 3-4:30pm in the hall; and Wednesdays in May, 3rd & 10th , 7:45 in the Church
The Beatitudes provide both a description of and a prescription for discipleship. They reveal a progression of spiritual ascent from conversion toward maturity. “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” is the obvious beginning of discipline. The Socratic axiom, “Knowledge of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom,” shows this is quite a natural truth. In contrast starting with “Blessed are the merciful” say, would make the Beatitudes a simple list of virtues and corresponding blessings.
This is just a taste of the order to be found. I hope in these presentations to show the integrity of the Beatitudes as a tool for moral-spiritual growth. As with our first example, this development proceeds organically, expressing the Natural Law of the Spirit.