Yesterday, the 3 RMC’s and program director shared in a day of reflection that focused on “deep listening” to God through several mindfulness practices. It was nice to be able to take a step aside from all the distractions and busyness of preparing for the celebration of Christmas and to just “be” with God and listen to what God might be saying to us in the quiet. Taking the time to listen deeply requires great patience but also joyful anticipation that God will respond to us.
During this time, great joy was experienced as we took a meditative walk through the park. As we embarked, a brisk wind was blowing and a cluster of leaves rustled across our path as if to joyfully greet us on our journey. The further we walked, the calmer the wind became and a deep quiet and sense of peace surrounded us. There was much gratitude for sharing in the quiet together with our volunteers and an openness to what these next two weeks of Advent may reveal.