Questions for Reflection

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION for October 2018 on the theme of Sanctuary.

 

  • Who has most shaped your understanding of sanctuary? Which of their “lessons” is most relevant to you today?
  • When did you first discover that “sanctuary” was more than a physical place?
  • Which of your homes has felt most like “home”?  How are you recreating that experience in your life right now?
  • Who is sanctuary for you? Have you told them lately how great of a gift that is?
  • Have you ever found sanctuary for yourself in the midst of offering it to others? Might that again be the path back to sanctuary for you today?
  • What if sanctuary is something we build rather than something we find?
  • What do you want your children or grandchildren to know about “sanctuary”?
  • How is the season of fall offering you sanctuary? Or inviting you to think of sanctuary differently?
  • What if your place of sanctuary is not just saying “Come and rest” but also “Be filled and go”?
  • How would your life change if you visited your “sanctuary” twice as much as you do now?
  • Some say sanctuary is not a place but “the love between us.” How that been true for you?
  • When was the last time you restored yourself with the sanctuary of silence?
  • When was the last time you restored yourself with the sanctuary of music?
  • When was the last time you restored yourself with the sanctuary of beauty?
  • What if sanctuary isn’t a place, but that moment when you realize that you don’t have to keep trying to prove yourself? What if sanctuary is the awareness that we’ve already “arrived”? That we’re already enough?
  • When has someone saved you with the sanctuary of just sitting with you in silence rather than offering you advice or trying to fix things? Is someone in your life needing that same gift?What’s your question? Your question may not be listed above. As always, if the above questions don’t include what life is asking from you, spend the month listening to your days to hear it.