Spiritual practice feeds that part of ourselves that is oriented toward serenity, harmony, truth, compassion, gratitude, love and joy. But these are not always words we use to describe the role of money in our lives. In the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a crisis of money creates vastly diverse reactions from several characters that can hold up a mirror to our own relationships with money. In this four week series, we will “look” squarely in the face of our money issues in compassionate ways that can offer more depth of meaning, healing, and wholeness and a whole new “outlook” on what constitutes a wonderful life.
If you want to go deeper into discovering spiritual practices to improve your relationship with money, follow the button below. Also, watch the movie, It's A Wonderful Life through the perspective of how the different characters approach money in their lives.
To join the discussion, Pastor Lori is leading two opportunities on Thursdays (Oct. 14, 21, and November 11). Come to FLC and meet in the Fellowship hall at 10:00 a.m. with a mask. Or email the church office for a Zoom invite for the online discussion at 7:00 p.m. We will use the guide below.
Our relationship with money has a history as long as our lives, but also as expansive as the family systems and culture of which we are a part. Creating spiritual practices for how we deal with money invites us to look back, to see with new eyes or how and when our values and fears were initiated.
We live an "incarnational" faith. The belief that, like Jesus, our faith is not just an idea, but it is lived out in our actions in the world. This week we integrate money and meaning by looking in at the courageous vision for our presence and impact in the world.
This week we ask if the outer manifestations of our money practices align with our courageous vision. Are we creating the impact for which we hope? Are we at least moving in that direction?
Week Four: "Looking with Gratitude" November 14, 2021
As a result of aligning our money practices with the courageous vision we see for ourselves and our impact on the world, we end our series by looking for the hope that has been cultivated and the possibility that we will transform fear to gratitude.