July Spiritual Theme – Challenges
Our Monthly Spiritual Themes guide our Chalice Circles, which are small, intentional groups of members and friends that gather for spiritual enrichment through personal sharing.
Our Chalice Circle thoughts and questions around the theme of Challenges this month are:
“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” ― Molière
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” ― Helen Keller
“It was one of those events which at a crucial stage in one’s development arrive to challenge and stretch one to the limit of one’s ability and beyond, so that thereafter one has a new standard by which to judge oneself.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro
“Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.” ― Maya Angelou
Have you found glory in overcoming a great challenge?
When has facing a challenge led to life feeling like a “daring adventure” to you?
When has moving beyond a challenge elevated your capabilities?
When you have felt closer to someone with whom you went through similar challenges?