Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Bumper to Bumper Retreat

I was pretty thrilled to run into a truly practical link today. I thought of how often we've talked, here, of carrying the atmosphere of a retreat into our daily lives. "When you use the analogy of the grille of God’s will and imagine yourself protected by it," wrote our friend Jane some time ago, "you really do see things in a new light. I think a perfect example of this was when I placed myself there on my 40 minute drives back and forth to work, battling very unpleasant traffic."

We've quoted Catherine de Hueck Doherty, who reminded readers of Poustinia that God "can say to someone driving that car bumper to bumper, ‘I will lead you into solitude and there I will speak to your heart.'"

Now I've found something that tells us not only that we can spend time with God even when we're bumper to bumper. It tells us how.

"Many of us uncloistered folk yearn for the silence and spiritual depth which seem to elude our hyper-active world," writes Brandon Vogt; "riches we think are only attainable within a priory......"

Click this link to discover Vogt's Six Ways to Turn Your Commute Into a Daily Retreat 

Photo on this post by L. Maran

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