Questions on Covenant

Questions on Covenant

Don’t treat these questions like “homework” or a list that needs to be covered in its entirety.  Instead, simply pick the one question that “hooks” you most and let it lead you where you need to go. The goal of these questions is not to help you analyze what covenant means in the abstract, but to figure out what being a part of a community of covenant means for you and your daily living. So, which question is calling to you? Which one contains “your work”?

What is the most life-giving promise or commitment that you’ve made?  Who or what was the commitment to?  How did it change your life?

Have you ever made a covenant with the sacred? What promises have you made to Life itself? To God? To the Earth or Universe?  Has this covenant made a difference in your life?

Some of us preempt heartbreak by leaving relationships before others have a chance to break their promises and our hearts. What is keeping you from the risk and pain of covenant?

Covenant rightly calls us to work on repairing relationship and sticking in there even when it is hard. But sometimes one’s covenant with self requires us to put up boundaries and know when to leave a relationship. Is it time for you to put your covenant with yourself first?

If you’re a member of your congregation, what commitment did you make when you joined? You probably had a sense of what you’d get, but were you clear about what you promised to give?


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