This past weekend, January 13-15, RMC Emily and I made our way to Sea Isle City, NJ for the mid-year retreat. The theme of the weekend was a “spa retreat” where we were invited to rest in the comfort of God and reflect on the many ways God continues to offer us support. The peace-filled silence we experienced while being at the shore wrapped us in God’s comfort and helped to rejuvenate and prepare us, both physically and spiritually for the second half of the year.
“Gradually, you will return to yourself
Having learned a new respect for your heart
And the joy that dwells far within slow time.”
-excerpt from John O’Donohue, “Blessings”
All enjoyed the scenic view of the ocean and appreciated the time for prayer, reflection, sharing, and of course, the good company! Much gratitude was offered for the beauty of God’s creation and the opportunity to recharge and refocus on God’s constant presence and love.