Navigating the Journey
We will follow a pattern of readings and reflections, alternately gathered (in person or on Zoom) and dispersed (with the possibility of interaction through an online forum).
Cloud and Fire weaves three intertwined resources of our faith:
- the Paschal mystery, and its epitome in baptism, by which the believer participates in Christ’s surrender to death for the sake of a greater life.
- the Exodus, by which God’s people escaped slavery but endured a lifetime’s wandering in the wilderness in search of a future
- its leading images of cloud and fire, and other Scriptural icons of cloud and fire which draw us into unknowing and transformation
Throughout the journey, we recommend keeping a notebook, particularly as you reflect on the scripture selections and your examination of conscience. Your notes will help you clarify your thoughts and contribute to the group, and they will provide an initial mapping of the climate landscape which you can develop after the course.