Foundational Promises for our Practice
Given the relational solidarity that we seek to establish with burdened, troubled and searching pilgrims we can at times feel poorly equipped, under-resourced and out of our depth. Could this be an invitation to lay God’s “precious and very great promises” close to our often stretched hearts and not bear alone the burdens of estrangement we encounter in ourselves and in pilgrims?
A foundational promise is that: “Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God.” Here is a promise that invites us into ever-deepening relational solidarity with Jesus and into fuller participation in his nature and purposes in guiding and companioning pilgrims. Here is an invitation to embody and reflect his ways of responding. Here is the source of our practice wisdom and the firm foundation for our practice. (2 Peter 1:3 – 4, MSG).