Place to Share
At any time this week, if you have anything you'd like to share,
that has touched you, you can share it by leaving a note here, even
As I approach the end of the retreat, I think my awareness of my being a disciple is now stronger in the sense I'm seeing my daily life episodes akin to gospel episodes. My awareness of Jesus being alive in the world is stronger. I read recently, 'am I excited at the prospect of going to receive the eucharist', it made me wonder if i'm really aware of the vitality of Jesus as a person, and in my life journey with Him. I think the retreat has helped me there. It's been well worth the effort. You made a fine job of 'Retreat in the Real World'. Best wishes Allan. PS In a while I plan to try praying 'The Ignatian Adventure'
What a wonderful way to look at the story of Jesus! I have been filled with such peace this week. I am also feeling myself come more closer to Jesus. I have struggled in my prayer life, but this week I come to Jesus more freely as a person comes to a friend. It is only through my ever strengthening desire to really know Jesus that this is made possible! I can't wait to continue on to week 13. God Bless!
Good Morning…I just want to share that your site has been a great blessing to me. I am not a Catholic but I came across your site just before Pope Francis was selected & though I have not followed along every day I have been so blessed by the readings & the focus of Easter on the days I took the time to meditate on Jesus. Thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts, prayers & readings that are so Christ centered. I look around me & I see a beautiful world, beautiful people, beauty in the simplest & most complex of things & my heart breaks that we, the people, to whom God has given so much, want to destroy & hurt each other. Without God’s mercy where would I/we be. Jesus’ amazing prayer as He was dying on the cross still echo’s through time….…’Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.’
This morning my husband had to travel to another city so while I was seeing him off I took a picture of the sun shining through the trees across from our house. The red spots were some sort of light reflections/refractions in my camera but I thought the four around the sun looked like a cross. Oh how I need the light of God to flood my life & make me more like Jesus.
Oh yes, Pope Francis is a man with a heart of God. He may not make all people happy but that is OK because even God didn’t try to make everyone happy—the gift of free will allows us to choose what we will ‘sow’ today & discord is an option.
Blessings to you!
from Alberta, Canada
I just finished week 13. I had done my devotions for the morning and wanted to learn more. For a minute I had forgot about the retreat. It was wonderful to be able to go to the retreat for the learning. I feel that I am going through a process that helps me to sort it out. Who I am, who God was and continues to be, and what I am called to do. I get overwhelmed at times and then I look at the retreat and realize how simple it can be. By taking a little bit at a time we grow and learn. It is interesting to look at the history of Jesus like his ancestry. I have always looked at things like the world protrays it as before and after Christ. It has made a division in the truth that God is always there, has always been there and that Jesus was not seperate. Thank you for week 13.
I started my 1 journey yesterday and it filled me with hope and I felt like I needed to do this to bring me to a place I would like to be in my life. I had so many good things happen to me yesterday and yet today I feel like I am lost again looking for answers and wishing that I could have all assurance that life will cease to be such a stuggle every day. I feel lonley as an adult for adult company to share my everyday life and not just the internet. I realise that I miss the comfort of family as we were in my growing. I miss the weekends of having my immediate family which is now not anymore. I know God is with me and thats how I have survived for so llong through everything.I know I am not alone.
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