This week we are focusing on the Rhythm of the mirror. When we engage with this rhythm we ask the following questions: what is my current picture of God and what is my image of myself. These two questions are closely related and the answer to them influences each other.
This week our input comes from Luke 15:11-32. Read the passage during the week and reflect on the above questions. If it is helpful to you, write your answers in a journal and share it with a friend.
Our training naked exercise for the week involves a mirror. Every time you face a mirror reply this beautiful prayer from James Bryan Smith’s book “The Good and Beautiful God”,
I am one in whom God dwells and delights.
You may even write this on the mirrors you look at during the day.
Here are two additional reflection tools.
Here is a picture of a sculpture by Charlie Mackesy called the return of the prodigal son. Look at it and reflect on what the picture invokes in you.
The second is a reflection by NT Wright on what it means to be an image bearer of God.
We would love to hear your comments and experiences with this week’s exercise. Please leave your thoughts on this page.