I was feeling sad and disappointed that I could not go
to a conference recently. I knew it would be wonderful. However due to several circumstances beyond my control, I was unable to attend.
In my prayer time, I shared my sadness and disappointment with Jesus. I felt in my heart of hearts that Jesus laid upon
my heart these words: “I am your Retreat Master. I will provide for what you need.” I surrendered my sadness and disappointment to Jesus. I ask Jesus what His agenda for me would be as my Retreat Master?
I celebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at Saint Cyril Parish on Friday and following Mass I spent time with Jesus in adoration. I left
feeling refreshed and renewed.
Saturday was a gorgeous Fall day so I took Annie our dog for a really long, leisure
walk. While walking, I prayed the Rosary breathing in the aroma of the fresh crisp Fall air. I was able to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet as I allowed Annie to take her time sniffing at the various weeds which held her attention.
After the walk I was motivated to work on my writing which I was struggling to get to. But with Jesus as my Retreat Master, the writing
went smoothly. I finished the article and submitted it to a Catholic magazine. It was a peaceful, slow paced day.
To finish my mini retreat with Jesus, I celebrated Mass at St. Cyril Saturday evening. The Mass was beautiful and Father Lebsock’s Homily was outstanding.
I am praising Jesus my Retreat Master for showering me with his love, peace and joy. God is so good.
Sometimes God does call us to attend conferences or retreats to help us grow in our faith. But He also provides for us right in our own homes if we are open to listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Jesus truly does give us what we need not always
what we want. Praise be Jesus!
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burdens is
light.” Matthew 11:29-30.