Retreat is a time to learn the sound of your own soul, to tap into the wisdom you have within, and to listen to the precious voice of the One who knows you.
When we spend time with God regularly we begin to become attuned to God’s voice, and slowly over time we learn the nuance of that voice.
In spiritual direction, both the “directee” and the spiritual guide listen together for the direction of the Spirit as you open your life in God’s presence.
Remember these words: “I know well the plans I have in mind for you, plans for your welfare, not for woe, plans to give you a future full of hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
In my years of working with those discerning a possible call to religious life, this issue often comes up. I think a lot depends on timing.
Doing dishes can be a chore—or a contemplative action—a way to be the Hands of Christ.
God speaks to us in the depths of our hearts, and it’s that deep-down listening to your heart that will let you “hear” God’s loving call.
The peace Jesus offers IS radically different. It’s peace in the MIDST of suffering, in the midst of the storm.