Online Retreat - Week 2
Alexander, Andy, S.J.
Waldron, Maureen McCann
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Our Story: Exploring Its DepthGuide: Looking Closely at Our StoriesAs we reviewed the photo album of our life stories last week, we all experienced special memories that have put us in touch with our God's presence with us throughout our life's journey. Our exercises this week will help us enter more deeply into our stories.One powerful way to go deeper is to ask, and explore the answers to, key questions. We are still going to be doing this in the midst of our busy lives this week, and will keep utilizing the background (see the "Some Practical Help for Getting Started This Week" section).These questions are easy to remember and are important in preparing for the weeks to come. We were all "knit together in our mother's womb," as Psalm 139 tells us. Various events and experiences have shaped us into the people we are today. Let's listen for the answers that will reveal the depths of God's movement in us this week.Readings:1. I Make this Day a Beginning (from Daily Affirmations by Rokelle Lerner)2. I remove my mask today and reveal my genuine self (from Daily Affirmations by Rokelle Lerner)3. Telling Secrets (from Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner)Prayers:1. A Prayer to Begin Each Day2. We Thank You for Watching Over Us (As Certain as the Dawn by Peter Van Bremen, S.J.)3. It would be easier to pray if I were clear (Guerrillas of Grace by Ted Loder)4. I find you, Lord, in all Things (Ranier Maria Rilke)