Lessons from a Monk Bonus Resources – 1

Here are additional resources for you to consider as you begin the new year. How might you apply “Lessons from a Monk” in your daily life during 2022?

Week One: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

This week, we learned that the monastic rhythm of rest, work, rest work, etc. is modeled directly on the life of Jesus. This is seen most clearly in the Gospel of Mark. Download this Study Guide to explore the “Rhythm of Mark” and consider the following questions:

  1. What did Jesus do during his times of rest? What were the primary characteristics his “down time”?
  2. What do your down times usually consist of?

The challenge for this week is to examine our calendars and compare it to the 4 Levels of Rest we see reflected in scripture. Download the worksheet HERE.


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