Study of John 3:14-21 led by Sharifa Vernice Meytung

Reclaiming the Bible: A Lenten "Detox"

March 11, 2021, 7:30pm Eastern Time

All are welcome on this journey to reclaim some neglected spaces in the Christian scripture.

In this session, Sr. Sharifa Vernice Meytung, OLC, will lead us in an experience-based exploration of John 3:14-21, which appears in the lectionary this week, and related texts. Drawing from her engagement with the Buddhist practice of visualization, we will explore how focusing on our personal experiences with the Divine can help to unlock the meaning of this text.

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Sister Sharifa Vernice Meytung, OLC (Our Lady of Czestochowa) is an artist, haijin (a writer of haiku poetry), teacher and lay religious practitioner in the Catholic and Buddhist traditions. She has studied in many community and academic settings, including the University of Erfurt, Germany. Her media books and CDs include Oil For The Lamp: 7 Virtues of Human Character Development, Hiphop H.A.I.K.U. Vol 1 and 2, Rough Ground, and other multimedia projects. She is currently producing an online video series focused on the study of the Jataka Tales, a set of sacred texts in the Buddhist tradition. She is constantly creating collectively with other artists, activists, and everyday people in order to transform our singular truths into a shared human experience. Read her full bio at