Joyful Journeyer

February 2, 2012

On a recent phone call for work, someone shared with me a reading from Joyce Rupp’s book, Fragments of Your Ancient Name: 365 Glimpses of the Divine for Daily Meditation.  I was very moved by what this colleague read so I purchased the book.  I found within its pages this beautiful poem titled, “Joyful Journeyer”.  I pray that we each learn from a Joyful Journeyer in our lives! 

When faith takes on a form and a shape, 
When duty turns into welcome responsibility,
When love accepts both ease and struggle, 
When prayer includes a heart of acceptance, 
When living results in more giving than getting,
When silence serves as a source of listening,
When dying no longer frightens or dismays,
When emptiness leads to paradoxical fullness,
Then we know how it is to engage with you
As the Joyful Journeyer on our road of life.  

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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