Saint Patrick's Church Schola

Lenten 2006 Class -- Classical Spiritual Disciplines

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Celebration of Discipline -- Chapter 2 -- Questions

I read chapter 2 for the first time about 20 years ago. It has been that long since I have read it. It was helpful and challenging to be reminded of the meditation and the practices that go with it. I'm looking forward to doing some wof what Foster suggests in the next few days.

Here are some discussion questions:

1. On page 22 Foster writes, " the inner world of meditation is most easily entered through the door of the imagination."
--Is this a new idea for you?
--Do you agree with Foster?

2. In the section on practicing meditation Foster speaks of centereing prayer.
--Have you ever practiced this?
--How has it benfitted you?

3. Foster encourage the reader to meditate on all sorts of things, but argures that scripture is central.
--Why does he argue this?
--How is meditating on scripture similar to and different from having a "Quiet Time"?

ASSIGNMENT:
How about if each of us set aside 10 minuste to try the Center Down praying that Foster advocates. After doing so we can post thoughts on the experience.

Let the comments begin!

Peter+

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