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Comment Suppers

A magazine at its heart is an aspirational community. But so often we read something, put it down, and move on. What if we could linger a little longer in the company of others whose distinct lens on the mosaic could enrich our own? Why not try to sew the threads of this issue into the warp and woof of your local neighborhood?

In the context of COVID-19, Comment Suppers are not so easy. But we’d still like to encourage you to gather 6-10 people around a Zoom call or a wide circle. A berry crumble is easy to prepare and perfect for a summer evening’s conversation.

Several discussion prompts are suggested on the back. When the evening’s over, use this bookmark in whatever book you’re reading and let the memory of the discussion enrich the words. To deeper connection, reflection, and revelation…even in these strange times.

Bon appetit!

Summer 2020: A World Remade

Discussion Questions

  1. What has been the most dislocating thing about this year?
  2. What do you hold sacred? Has your answer to that question changed over the course of this year?
  3. If you could paint a picture of a world remade for good, what would be the focal points of the painting? The icons of hope?
  4. When you think of someone whose vision of reality seems amazingly different from your own, what are the seemingly immovable anchor points of your respective views? What is their nature?
  5. When you hear “the Church” being invoked, what comes to mind?
  6. How should we respond to our leaders’ mistakes during these times? What are the foundations needed for forgiveness?

How Did It Go?

So you’ve hosted or attended a Comment Supper. Let us know how it went!