Instead of a New Year’s resolution, choose a word for the year and reflect on it and utilize it as a guide for the year.
Being Present means being focused and engaged in the here and now, not being distracted or emotionally or mentally absent. It means looking around you, wherever you are, and actually noticing what you see, hear, smell, sense, taste or touch.
This time of the year offers us an opportunity to reflect, remember and reassess many aspects of our life.
St Ignatius struggled too with doubt and fear. In the dark and quiet moments of his prayer, he experienced the light of Christ and trust as God illuminated his shadow-self and he accepted the invitation to go deeper. We are given that same invitation from St Ignatius and all the saints, to notice God in all things each day and in every moment.
I know family and friends who love the change of seasons, especially from summer to Autumn (also acknowledged as Fall). Watermelon, floating in the lake on a flotation device, noticing the warm summer breeze, flowers blooming in gardens and if you’re lucky when...
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God continues to invite each of us into a deepening relationship, to ongoing conversion. We believe that by embracing this invitation, we embrace our God who calls us to act in new, bold ways that reconcile our world, bringing about justice, peace and compassion.
Peace… we desire it; we pray for it, we look for it and then we discover it is within each of us. We are created to be a peaceful presence in the world. Sometimes it just takes the journey to recognize that what we have been seeking, we have already been given, the grace of peace.
In moments of experiencing unconditional love and acceptance, we often do not have words for what that experience is like, we just “know” it.
After praying and experiencing the anxiety of anticipating what was to come, Jesus came to an acceptance and from a place of inner freedom, he gave of himself, no one took his life from him.