SECTION FOUR- CONTENTS
Completing and Furnishing the Living Quarters -

Living The Response Of Love In Daily Life
Weeks 10 to 12
FOCUS OF THE FOURTH SECTION

Living The Response Of Love In Daily Life

INTRODUCTION
1. Essentials of the living quarters
2. Interpretation of the image


MATERIAL FOR SECTION FOUR

Tenth Week
FOCUS OF THE TENTH WEEK:
The Way God Offers For Abundant Living

INTRODUCTION:

1. Mystery of vocation
2. Possible obstacles to a calling
3. Concerning Christian decision making

EXERCISES FOR THE TENTH WEEK
Day 1-  Experiencing the fullness of life
Day 2-  Fullness of life fills our emptiness
Day 3-  Fullness of life frees us from centering on our ego
Day 4-  Fullness of life that grows from voluntary offering
Day 5-  Fullness of life to which Jesus calls his followers
Day 6-  Fullness of life that grows from the response of love
Day 7-  Experiencing fullness of life in silence before God.


Eleventh Week

FOCUS OF THE ELEVENTH  WEEK:
Situations, Tasks, Relationships For Deepening Spiritual Life

INTRODUCTION:
1. The everyday as training ground for spiritual living
2. Contentment as center of spiritual living
3. Praying that connects the everyday to spiritual life


Eleventh Week (Option 1):

FOCUS OF THE ELEVENTH  WEEK (Option 1):
Situations Daily Life Offers For Living The Response Of Love

EXERCISES FOR THE ELEVENTH WEEK (Option 1):
Day 1-  Training ground for gratitude
Day 2-  Personal failure as training ground for courage
Day 3-  Over Taxing Situations as training ground for being faithful
Day 4-  Seemingly unsolvable problems as training ground for faith
Day 5-  Disappointing situations as training ground for hope
Day 6-  Pain as training ground for love
Day 7-  Situations as training ground for response of love


Eleventh Week (Option 2):

FOCUS OF THE ELETHENTH WEEK (Option 2):
Everyday Tasks for "grounding" our spiritual principles

EXERCISES FOR THE ELEVENTH WEEK (Option 2)
Day 1-  Training ground for inner composure and peace
Day 2-  Training ground for living in the presence of God
Day 3-  Training ground for unselfish gratitude and praise of God
Day 4-  Training ground for accepting our limitations
Day 5-  Training ground for prayer without ceasing
Day 6-  Training ground for prayer with symbolic action
Day 7-  Training ground for establishing spiritual principles


Eleventh Week (Option 3):

FOCUS OF THE ELEVENTH WEEK (Option 3):
Personal Relationships In Realizing The Response Of Love

INTRODUCTION

EXERCISES FOR THE ELEVENTH WEEK (Option 3):
Day 1-  Everyday involvements as training ground for my encounter with God
Day 2-  Everyday involvements as training ground for experiencing the presence of Christ.
Day 3-  Everyday involvements as training ground for experiencing the self as gift-giver
Day 4-  Everyday involvements as training ground for realizing our love for God
Day 5-  Everyday involvements as training ground for living in daily forgiveness
Day 6-  Everyday involvements as training ground for compassion
Day 7-  Everyday involvements as training ground for the response of our love


Twelfth Week

FOCUS OF THE TWELFTH WEEK :
The Holy Spirit Alone Empowers Spiritual Life

INTRODUCTION
1. Persistent Prayer
2. Wholeness in prayer
3. Waiting and trusting prayer
4. Prayer of Simplicity

EXERCISES FOR THE TWELFTH WEEK:
Day 1-  The Holy Spirit reveals baptism as a source of grace
Day 2-  The Holy Spirit unites our hearts with the strength of the Word
Day 3-  The Holy Spirit of God allows prayer to arise in our heart
Day 4-  The Holy Spirit from whose fullness we receive grace upon grace
Day 5-  The Holy Spirit fills us with the life of the body of Christ
Day 6-  In the Eucharist the Holy Spirit draws us closer to the source of life
Day 7-  The Holy Spirit as source of grace for our life


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