There is a very old saying that pretty much summarizes the 21st century human experience: “All of a man’s labor is for his mouth, but his soul is never satisfied.” Most of our lives are occupied with a restless drivenness, leaving nothing to feed this deepest and truest part of ourselves. It’s no wonder they say the soul is shy – we have basically rejected her in our mad effort to maintain a grip on all that, in the end, we are unable to keep.
The ancients recognized a need for times of withdrawal to renew and maintain the inner life, and the Jacob’s Well men’s ministry has crafted an occasion for this. If your soul is in need of refreshment and refilling, come away with us on April 29th to rest, play and further develop your practice of contemplative prayer in community. We’ll be lodging at the Tall Oaks Conference Center (off Highway 10 on the way to Lawrence) from Friday 7pm through Sunday 10am (we’ll finish in time to return for the JW worship service).
To help us organize the retreat we’re trying to encourage signups ASAP, so if you register online by this Sunday you can get a discounted rate. Go to the Jacob’s Well website to signup and get more information or follow this link: