I’m headed out in about an hour or so for my first retreat in a very long time. My last retreat was–I think–my sophomore year of college. “Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been a very, very long time since my last retreat…”
Yes, I know that’s a bit melodramatic, but if you think about it, I think retreats are something of a necessary part of a person’s spiritual growth.
I’ve worked many retreats since the last time I took the time to do one myself, so I think being back on the other side of things will help a lot in maturing my spirituality and nurturing my walk with Christ.
When have I taken an entire weekend to open my heart to Jesus and my eyes to what He is calling me to be? I think that retreats give us time to take a good, hard look in the mirror at the stains on our hearts, and then give us new tools and free time to decide what we’re going to do with ourselves, for Jesus.
Thanks so much for your prayers this weekend 🙂