February 24: The Winter 2021 Centered Life Series – “Stepping Into 2021: Hearts Rekindled, Hope Awakened”

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February 24 with Terry McGonigal “Hope Reawakened- The Resurrected Jesus Encounters People with Heart-Shattered Lives” Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (John 20-21) The hope of Jesus’s disciples were crushed by his crucifixion. Bewildered, fearful and despairing they do not what to do. In John 20-21 Jesus enters their despondency to address four specific issues- grief, fear, doubt, and shame. This brief reflection will frame these biblical narratives in the light of our own despondency as we face multiple causes of chaos in our divided world today.