3 Minute Retreat: Lacking Nothing

March 30, 2012

Today’s 3 minute retreat asks us to reflect on two questions:  
What psalm verse do I remember?
When has a particular psalm verse stirred something deep within me? 

Here is my reflection for Loyola Press’ 3 minute retreat

There was a time in my life, when I did not fully understand the gift of God’s word through Scripture. It was not until my 19th annotation retreat that the power of God’s living word became crystal clear to me. It was through the daily experience of immersing myself in the Gospel stories that I began to realize how God speaks to us profoundly through Scripture, and how Scripture resonates strongly with our lived experience today.

Recently, I find myself drawn to the psalms, as my husband and I walk the journey of transition, waiting, and facing the unknown. The psalms offer songs of both praise and longing. I find myself coming back to Psalm 1:2-3 quite often, “The law of the LORD – is my joy; and on his law one meditates day and night. I am like a tree planted near streams of water, that yields its fruit in season; Its leaves never wither; whatever he does prospers.”

What is your response?

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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