Lenten Desert: Myths Monsters Logosmoi
An Imagination Exercise
There are three simple elements that contribute to an imaginary journey:
Imagination- Discernment – Mystery.
We are going to kick off with an Imagination Exercise called:
Peter’s Mother in Law
Peter was one of the first Disciples of Jesus Christ. He was Jewish; a family man; a fisherman with his own boat and business; his brother Andrew was a disciple of Jesus;
He was head strong, courageous, impulsive, forceful, a leader. We will say more about Peter later.
As a Jewish man he was expected and obliged to look after the spiritual and
material welfare of his extended families, including his In-Laws. This meant work was obligatory as was following Jewish religious traditions.
Now imagine for one minute the shock and bewilderment when Peter announced to his family that he planned to join Jesus the carpenter, an itinerant , controversial, unofficial religious teacher on a preaching tour in the region.
Now, using your imagination, put yourself in Peter’s Mother-in-Laws shoes and attempt to answer this question:
When Peter returned home and explained to his family
he was joining Jesus on a preaching tour:
What questions did Peter’s Mother-in-Law ask?
As a guideline try and ask:
5 Emotional questions
5 Spiritual questions