Welcome to Week 5!
We're so glad you're going to be joining us at the Summit! We've prepared this guided practice of spiritual disciplines to help you focus your heart and mind on God.
After reading the passage of scripture...
Take time to read the passage slowly. Slowly re-read the passage two more times. Then, close your eyes and imagine being present in the room watching this interaction occur, or imagine yourself as Mary. What would you feel? What do you see? How does Mary look? What does the room feel like and what details do you notice?
Answer the following questions. If it's helpful to you, use a journal and keep track of thoughts, ideas, or images that come to your mind as you answer these questions.
- How does God reveal God’s plan to Mary?
- If you were in Mary’s shoes, how would you respond to the angel appearing and calling you to such a great task? (I mean, think about, Mary literally birthed salvation into the world.)
- How might society have deemed Mary unqualified for this job?
- How might you or others deem yourself unqualified to do God’s work in the world?