As we look into our lives and into our souls to awaken an inner feeling for the Last Supper, I want to offer some suggestions. Rather than writing down my suggestions, I have recorded them in this 18 minute audio.
But before you listen, I want explain something. In the audio I ask you to play with these suggestions. Play! I feel so much of our inner spiritual work is burdened and weakened by a mood of somberness and rigor. As Christ says to his disciples, unless we become as little children we will have difficulty entering the kingdom of heaven.
There is a PBS documentary “Where Do Children Play?” www.wfum.org/childrenplay/
Here is a quote I found filled with wisdom and inspiration from the description on the website – italics are mine.
Play takes many forms. It may be best defined from within as a spontaneous human expression that relies on imagination and a sense of freedom. Players invent alternative contexts for conversation, visualization, movement, and interactions with real objects. They find release and involvement, stimulation and peace.
As you play in your contemplation of your last supper, find your freedom in your imagination. This is sacred play. There is nothing of idleness or thoughtlessness in a child’s play.
Just press the yellow button and you can listen to the recording on your computer or download it to listen later. If you load it on to your ipod you can go for a walk and listen or take your journal to some quiet place so you can listen and write. Don’t forget to pause if a suggestion inspires your thoughts and feelings and you want to deepen both with playful attention or joyful writing.