ruhi 2 study circle in victoriaville

you’re now reading the blog of one of the new members of the administrative council of the Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi Drummond. Pretty cool, huh? they had a meeting of the general assembly (or however that’s supposed to be used in a sentence) tonight, and I suddenly realized that they’re all a bunch of very strange people. well, perhaps I should say that they have pretty refreshing senses of humor. it’s the first general assembly meeting I’ve been to where we were given little paper umbrellas, had to duck every five minutes, and got to practice our golfing skills. I think I’ll leave my description at that for now and let you all wonder about the rest.

We had another edition of the infamous Ruhi 2 study circle in Victoriaville last night, which, as usual, was plenty of laughs, deep thought, and throwing around a stuffed pelican. Last night we went through the infamous “positive-negative” exercise, where we all joined in a free-for-all of alternately complaining and being optimistic. Man it just blows my mind how these study circles can be fun and yet we LEARN SO MUCH. I don’t know what we’re doing to have it turn out so good but it’s the most fun I’ve ever had. It’s infamous!

I got to see Geneviève and Craig’s new house. They now live in the Arthabaska sector of Victoriaville — the southern one, closest to the mountain. Man is their place beautiful. They have an amazing view. They’re right up there nestled in the hills. Craig kept telling me how he would wake up in the morning and feel like he was in a holiday home. And the house itself is, well, wow. It’s really ideal. big, open, spacious, welcoming, everything a Bahá’í home should be.

Over the weekend I participated in a Ruhi Book 7 study circle in Montreal. That was another pure joy. Actually it was the first time amongst all the study circles that I’ve done that we were stirring up so much trouble and acting so goofy. But still we got all our work done! man I love these people. Oh, and Mom, Dad and Catherine came down from Ottawa to meet me while I was there, and Mom brought me this really gorgeous table with a design in it that she etched herself. I’ll take photos and put them up here.

I love study circles. They’re not like anything I’ve ever experienced before. It’s a circle of people who forge bonds between them, study the sacred Writings of the Bahá’í Faith, and share their understanding of them freely, openly, without any sort of pressure or censure. People just open up, and we just deepen our understanding and learn the most amazing things from this sharing. Where else in this world can we have an experience like this?

If you’d like to take part in a study circle in your area, send me a comment using the link on the sidebar of this page.

And in one last note: More pictures are up from the Montreal Bahá’í Youth Conference! There’s a set from Payam and a set from Martin. Go check ’em out!

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