Where Do We Go From Here?
From Impasse to Hope; From Holding the Tensions to Giving Ourselves Away in Love
During the past year, significant changes in the social, cultural and political landscape of our country have left many with an assortment of conflicted thoughts and feelings. Why, because whenever we encounter pain, hurt, disappointment, and woundedness inside the human condition, we feel vulnerable and powerless. At times we may even feel disoriented, bewildered and confused. We seem to be at a standstill, an impasse.
Thus, the spiritual heart is given over to pondering and wondering—where do we go from here; how would the Spirit have us hold the tensions of this state of affairs; and as Christians, how are we to discern for Christ what we are called to do in behalf of the common good of all people?
This contemplative retreat day will explore these questions. Through prayer, reflection and sharing, we will touch into with the Spirit within, and take a long, loving look at the response Jesus made when his heart was torn by the woundedness of the human condition. And therein, we will make ready our heart to be set free by love and to discover the creative and imaginative potential that lies hidden inside us, pointing ever more clearly to where we need to go from here. Guided by Fr. Phil Cover.
This is a silent retreat. Lunch is included.
Fr. Phil Cover has been a retreat leader and spiritual director the Center for many years. His spiritual roots are in Christian contemplative tradition, and he currently serves as part of the adjunct staff at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is co-author of Journey with Purpose, The Inner Work of Lent, and The Seventh Trumpet.