Ancient Greeks distinguished between two forms of life:
there was “breathing and eating” life (or “bios”)
and there was deeper, qualitative life (which they called “zoe”).1
Adapting some words from Franciscan, Richard Rohr, we might say that
“bios” is preoccupied with the physical “container” of our lives and living,
while “zoe” is focused on the internal “contents” of that life and living.2
Sadly, individuals and congregations can become
so overly absorbed in “bios” concerns and agendas
that “zoe” concerns and pursuits are neglected, if not dismissed.
The mission of Zoe-Life Explorations, then,
is to facilitate experiences which promote and catalyze
the deeper-fuller living of individuals and Faith communities.
1cf., C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity, Chapter 1 of Part IV, “Making and Begetting”
2cf., Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, (Jossey-Bass: 2011), 12-15.