Today's retreat session was a little uhm rough. The best part is when I said something about the Church and a bible fell over. I kid you not.
We talked a little bit about my choices or lack there of. Refusing to make a choice is still a choice BTW. We talked a bit about how I'm not very good at this prayer thing. Talked a little bit about how I am precious in God's eyes and how I don't really buy into that. Oh and we talked about the gifts God may have given them and how wasting them isn't such a good idea...
In short, it wasn't sunshine and rainbows.
Today's Assignment (in which I will spend 30 continuous minutes reflecting on): Isaiah 49:15-16
Above all, trust in the slow work of God
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages,
We are impatient of being on the way to do something
unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through
some stages of instability—
and that it may take a very long time.
And so I think it is with you.
your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances
acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be.
Give our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.