Monday, March 11, 2013

The Privilege of Suffering

Inspired to make this video while working on my Lent piece when I was at Jacob's Well Church last Sunday when I heard Isaac Anderson preach. His message was called "The Privilege of Suffering" and it was extremely encouraging especially during this time of working on my 6 week/ 12 weaving installation piece for the Sacred Space in the Prayer Chapel.

Pretty hilarious trying to set up my iPhone on my tripod. I wove almost my entire shawl going through many tries to get the right light. Still not perfect but the point was I wanted to make a video with Isaac's last five minutes of his sermon. Thanks to Time Bridgham for helping me put it together. 

Sermon by Isaac Anderson "The Privilege of Suffering"

Music by Helios "The Red Truth"

and weaving by Debbie Barrett-Jones

Mark 8:34
The Message
34-37 Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, "Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You're not in the driver's seat; I am. Don't run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I'll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for?

Questions to reflect on from Isaac Anderson's message, The Privilege of Suffering

A) Who might God be inviting you to labor for as in the pains of childbirth?

B) Given your unique personality / talents / life-stage, what is the cross God is asking you to carry, in the hope that new life will emerge?

C) Because the cruciform life is a team sport, from whom are you drawing strength during this season? To whom are you imparting strength in this season?

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