April 6, 2012

My last reflection for 3minute retreat for today on “The Passion of our Lord


Where do the truths we live by come from? Are they rooted in the Gospel? Are they rooted in Christ? Or are they rooted in the world? Are they rooted in selfish pursuits? Are they rooted in the gospel according to friends, a spouse, parents, or colleagues?

It’s easy to get wrapped up in truths that are not from God. We can find ourselves seeking things that appear to be good only to find that they have done nothing but pull us drastically away from Jesus’ Father, Our Father. This is not the truth we see today in remembering Jesus’ death.

The truth we see today is a man who was rooted firmly in his Father. We see a man who, despite the journey he had to walk, trusted that his Father would see him through it. We see a man who trusted that God would overcome the darkness of his death.

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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