Lenten Lunch & Dialogue: The Diary of Jesus Christ (Bill Cain, SJ)
The Lenten Season is a fertile time within our faith to not only renew our foundational beliefs but to connect more authentically with the person of Jesus in our lives. With this appreciation, you are invited to join us for a delicious lunch and dialogue about Bill Cain’s recent literary work, The Diary of Jesus Christ. In this insightful text, the author vividly explores how paramount the use of religious imagination can be as followers of Jesus, particularly as a means of appreciating the humanness of the Son of God.
Exploration of this theme and the first-person point-of-view of Jesus will be emphasized throughout the program. While some background information about Ignatian spirituality and the use of imagination while reading the Gospels will be provided, opportunities for prayer, meditation, and some creative exercises around the text will also be integrated into our dialogue. Prior reading of the text is not mandatory, but may prove beneficial. Please bring a journal for use throughout the program. Guided by Gordon Creamer.
Gordon Creamer earned his MA in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University. He has been involved in programming and operations in healthcare since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Hospice communities. Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Enhancing the journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment and members of the LGBTQ community is a passion for him. In the last several years, he has fostered support groups and programs for caregivers and those who are grieving losses. Gordon is also a certified spiritual director, who welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving.