I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Peace in the Busyness

I probably spent close to 2 hours in the car this evening en route to visit with a family with whom I was friends in Arizona. (It's a long story, but it'd been awhile since I'd seen them...and they had my Girl Scout cookies.)

It actually brought me back to the good old Arizona days, where it was just me, my car, the radio (sometimes), and my thoughts.

And it's amazing what thoughts some quiet alone time can bring.

With so much coming at us each day by the internet and society (and our jobs, friends, etc.), it is refreshing to take a step away and just breathe. Yes, traffic wasn't the best - I ran into a few rough spots. But I found myself not minding at all because, in the busyness, I found peace.

Tomorrow, my students have the opportunity to share in the silent, "desert-like" Lenten experience as they do a half-day retreat in the morning. I hope that they take this time seriously and prayerfully, understanding that the quiet is okay - in the quiet, God speaks to us.

Please keep them in your prayers!

1 comment:

  1. we were commenting on how some of our students could really benefit from retreat- can we chat about this sometime- who sets it up, who participates, etc.? thanks!