Taking Time Away
With all this quiet time I was surprised one day when I realized a great desire to get away to a quiet place where I could spend time with God and with nature. Didn't I already have this? Something inside me urged me to think about this seriously and to seek a different environment. I ended up going to a retreat center near me for three days. I brought just one book that would help me to go deeper into my relationship with God. Each day I walked around the grounds, marveled at the various hues of autumn, watched a flock of geese overhead, and thoroughly delighted in God's creation. I had more time for prayer, for reflection, and for reading the book I brought. By the end of three days I felt refreshed and truly blessed for taking this time for deepening my spirit.
How do you take time apart for reflection and prayer during these challenging days?
Marie Lucek, OP