Opening A Door to the Sacred

November 6, 2009

I find that dialogue with people often opens up the door to the Sacred. Today, I am thankful, first to my husband, Chris, for providing an opportunity today for me to meet a friend of mine for coffee. As a mom of two, these moments of adult conversation with a friend are moments that help provide sanity for me. They keep me grounded, and I feel they make me a better mom.

Second, I am grateful to my friend. She is a new found friend in the last year. Our conversation this morning reminded me of something from Bill Huebsch. He says there are times when,

“We find ourselves moving forward,
Empowered by an energy
That we do not understand
And moving toward
A new personal space
A new freedom
A new self-knowledge
A new strength
A new and greater depth.”

My time with my friend this morning did that for me. Through her artful listening, questioning, and sharing, I left feeling renewed, rejuvenated, and empowered. I left with new insights about myself and life.

Both Chris, by providing the opportunity, and my friend for dialoguing with me opened the door to the Sacred for me.

Who in our lives helps open the door to God for us?

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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