ADVENT STUDY 2020: COFFEE & JESUS
From Diana Butler Bass
in cooperation with
//THE WORK OF THE PEOPLE//
The Transformative Power
of Giving Thanks
Welcome to a new films series! We sure hope you find the time listening through these films, prayers, practices, and discernment, a mini, life-giving journey for you.
In her book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks, Diana Butler Bass “explores why gratitude is missing as a modern spiritual practice, offers practical suggestions for
reclaiming it, and illuminates how the shared practice of gratitude can lead to greater connection
with God, our world, and our own souls.”
The course towards changing the way we see and act in the world, according to Butler-Bass, is remembering the truth about God’s abundance and welcoming one another to a communal table where every need is met. Inspired by her book, this film series is a continued dialogue about what we’ve done with/how we misuse power, how to find abundance within, what it looks like to be a cooperative culture rather than competitive. Butler-Bass invites us to reorient, remember and connect—to circle around the feasting table of God together where God is ever-giving, where there is more than enough for everyone.
“GRATEFUL” [Six Session Outline]: (Video transcripts are available upon request)
- 12/01/2020 Session One // Where is God?
- 12/08/2020 Session Two // A Table of Gifts
- 12/15/2020 Session Three // Table Ethics
- 12/22/2020 Session Four // Grace, Gratitude, and Gifts
- 12/29/2020 Session Five // Gratitude and Abundance
- 01/05/2021 Session Six // Table Memory
Find the series here: https://www.theworkofthepeople.com/
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