Rule of Ministry

Rule of Life Ministry

34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

-Matthew 22:34-40 (New King James Version)

Through a life vocational call of constant discovery, renewal, and applications of the Great Love Commandments in shaping space for authentic belonging for the mosaic that is the created image of the holy of each one of us. Honouring the intrinsic value of the person, living into the love of the Holy Mystery, empowered, and discerning to embody the life, teachings, and hope of Brother Jesus; through the hope and love of the Spirit creating community, each of these phases are a step within the journey of belonging:

  1. The Holy Eucharist to be celebrated in community both in-person and virtually. Holding as well to the understanding each time we sit to eat with others, it is a moment in time of communion, connection.
  2. Daily Self-Examin- taking time each day to be in self-reflective practice including professional, personal, and pastoral lives, that may be represented differently but the core is still authentically me. Looking inwards in self-reflection, feedback loops to discern guidance, and what is possible in living my authentic self.
  3. Personal Prayer- Within the scope of life, taking moments communally, and individually for distinctive times of prayer through various spiritual disciplines and practice. This is known in the lived understanding that we are in constant connection with the Holy Mystery.
  4. Self-denial- This is the key piece of living out love of neighbour and cultivating spaces for belonging. Discovering new ways to be interdependent.
  5. Retreat – Taking moments each day, to simply pause, and through breath, re-connect. The goal, to begin an annual retreat cycle.
  6. Study- Each day to have time within the Holy Stories. This is also about going beyond that, to be a lifelong learner, curious about life, community, and creation. Take time to learn and apply new ideas, and to share these with others.
  7. Simplicity of Living is simply being content and knowing it will work out to cover the basics, and that my family and I are blessed. From this, we shared and bless the world, for it is not in the accumulation of material treasure that brings joy, but being in authentic relationships.
  8. Working to be engaged in vocation that allows for the cultivation and creation of spaces for connection and belonging. To take time to mentor and be mentored within the work.
  9. Obedience to work through discernment in community, with trusted folks who speak into my life, and have given me that reciprocal permission to speak into theirs.