We can’t truly understand ourselves apart from seeing how we reflect our parents. Yet, our development involves differentiating ourselves from them. In this presentation, Rev. Dr. Mark Lawson will examine this truth, and then look to the gospels for clues about how Jesus grew in his own self-understanding, differentiating himself from his own earthly family in order to mature into his identity as Son of God. This session will help participants gain a deeper understanding of their lives, as children not only of earthly parents, but more essentially, as children of God.
Mark holds a PhD in New Testament and is the pastor of United Church of Christ in Bayberry, a staff spiritual director at the Center, and an adjunct faculty member in the religious studies department at LeMoyne College. This session was offered in January to such enthusiasm that we are repeating it for those who missed it then.