Host and Guest - Hospitality Explored
In the second session of the Autumn series of "Wake up the World to Mercy", Margery Jackman, former principal of Catherine McAuley Westmead, examined the concept of 'Hospitality' in Scripture and explored its implications for us as Mercy people both in society and in the church.
Margery was very much appreciated by the crowd who attended this talk with its scholarly foundation and excellent flow into the challenge to be hospitable in our everyday lives. She led the group in a reflection on Hospitality as 'Host' and 'Guest' and looked at this concept through the lens of Scripture.
As one participant commented:
I found the session very challenging in a positive way. It has given me much food for thought. I really appreciated the way Margery told the story of the Canaanite woman - so powerful! There was so much that I want to say thank you for - the whole session was inspirational. And yes! I too could answer NO (to the challenging questions of my involvement) and feel a bit guilty - but it is good to be challenged and try to stay open to learning and new ways of living.
This session will be repeated on Monday 18 May from 10:30am to 12 noon in the Catherine McAuley Rooms, Mercy Congregation Centre, 6 Victoria Rd, Parramatta
The third session will focus on 'compassion' and will be presented by Claire Thomas, the Director of Mission at OLMC Parramatta. Claire will investigate whether we are born with compassion or whether it is a learned skill. That will lead on to reflecting on how, as local, national and international communities, we become more compassionate towards those in need.
The evening session on 'Compassion' will be held on Thursday, 4 June from 6pm to 7:30pm. It will be repeated on Tuesday, 23 June from 10:30am to 12 noon.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> OR phone: 02 9683 2555 (please indicate which session). Light refreshments will be served.