This Is Reflexion
Jesus Christ is the heart and soul of Reflexion, the foundation on which we are built. From the beginning of his earthly ministry to the present, communities of followers have formed around him. We enjoy spending time together, sharing our experiences and what we have learned from God, without passing judgment on anyone, clubbing each other with Bible verses, or acting as if any of us have attained to sainthood. We are human. We present ourselves to God and each other as we are. God always meets us where we are and by his grace we move forward from there.
Reflexion is a spiritual community that formed spontaneously around a shared desire to experience ongoing progress in our life in God. We do not have a “strategic plan” for the future, because God’s Spirit is in charge of the direction we are moving and the dimensions in which we are growing. We seek to remain sensitive to what the Spirit is doing in each present moment. It is important to us that we are traveling together.
We expect the Scriptures to shape our understanding of Jesus Christ, give us a clear picture of his teaching, and connect our spirit to his Spirit, giving God a really good grip on our lives so he can turn us toward what he wants us to be doing in the world for his sake.
We listen to God in the Scriptures and also in the stillness and silence of contemplative prayer. We make time to set aside every other thought and feeling, to concentrate all our heart, mind, and spirit on God and the quiet whisper of his voice. We realize that the development of ongoing awareness of God’s presence is the project of a lifetime and that our progress is step by step. But the Spirit of God guides this process, so whether we grow rapidly or slowly depends on him and what he desires to accomplish in each of us.
Reflexion has a number of different meanings for us, including the following:
- A reflex is an automatic response to stimulation. We desire to develop spiritual reflexes so that we automatically respond to life’s events and God’s works with prayer and worship. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thes. 5:16-18).
- Reflection is a way of thinking about something that involves focused attention, awareness, and careful consideration. We want to bring this kind of meditative thought to the Scriptures, our walk with God, our inner life, and to God’s nearness in the present moment. Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD (Ps. 104:34).
- Reflection also occurs when an image is preserved by light bouncing off a surface such as water or mirror. We seek to draw close to God in such a way that the love and goodness of Jesus Christ is visible in our words and actions. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:18).
Currently, we are meeting at the Community Clubhouse in Dana Point, 24622 San Juan Ave. at 10:00 am on Sundays.
Contact Reflexion at firstname.lastname@example.org