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

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Retreat High

Currently on a "retreat high," and this is the first message I come across in my email inbox:

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is he who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is he who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” 

Jesus fills our void/space - a space that we need to create and cultivate through silence and intentional prayer. 

This quote could not hit home more incredibly than right now. After being on retreat up in Wisconsin with over 60 other young adults from my parish this weekend, I feel so blessed, overwhelmed with gratitude, and filled with God's grace.

Thank you, Lord, for speaking to me through the words and actions of so many wonderful people this weekend. I pray that as a community we continue to grow closer in our love for you and in friendship with one another. Amen.

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