FROM forgiveness of sin, individualistic, eternity
Origin stories can be reinvented; Therapists help people rewrite their stories.
Group 3: Accompaniment (we/they) is a journey. The ones who think they’ve got it are the ones who stumble the most.
Barbara Rossing – The stranger walking with people in the wrong direction
The couple ending service in Papua New Guinea [Rod Nordby and Nancy Anderson] talk of the country being a patriarchal society, challenging feminism in them.
Ending service means that they are not alone, people walking with them in it.
Puerto Rican origin statue, (saw the statue at first, but never analyzed it) – The fountain, mixture of 3 races and how they joined the journey in Puerto Rico. The history of terrible violence, first to the Indians, then bringing Africans in as slaves. Europeans benefitted from oppressing others.
Accompaniment as a work-in-progress, not a fixed document handed down.
One sees himself in Central African Republic almost as “neo-colonials” … very rich, two cars
End of service from Tanzania: accompaniment works for “me” until it comes to money. The understanding of what money is for, and how it is to be used! The taking from one source (starving it) to do something else, if that section had a crisis.
Image of apple
Jesus walking with disciples in wrong direction
Walking in circles
Jesus walking in the wrong direction
Stories of the mind
Where is the name?
What is building the apple story now?
Orientation & Rafael’s conversation
99 and the 1 lost sheep
Emphasis: the 99 were not whole without the one
Shifted view on the 99, perception
We need them
We are missing something, they enrich us
Accompaniment on the condition that our companions follow our guidelines, our proposal process vs. following our companions on the wrong path as Jesus did
Translation of eternal life as life that lasts vs. the destruction narrative
Greek meaning of saved – means saved and healing
Salvation is more of a destination in the after-life, but a process of healing (not just emotionally, but physically, of the earth, our relationships)
As the stereotypical oppressor (white straight male), what is my role in accompaniment? How can accompaniment be played out by me (network, research, sharing)?
DO ORIGIN/DESTINATION NARRATIVES IMPACT ACCOMPANIMENT? IF SO, HOW? Group 1:
Origin/destination impact how you see the world/church, if not make you aware of the narratives of others, or maybe core issues that we talk about differently