Be Gentle With Yourself

November 8, 2012

“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. 

We are all children of chance, 

and none can say while some fields will blossom

 and others lay brown beneath the August sun. Care for those around you. 

 Look past your differences. 

Their dreams are no less than yours, 

their choices in life no more easily made. 

And give. 

Give in any way you can, 

of whatever you possess. 

To give is to love. 

To withhold is to wither.

 Care less for your harvest than how is shared, 

and your life will have meaning and

 your heart will have peace.” 

~Kent Nerburn


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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