At the Spiritual Gatherings we deliver an Emmaus Retreat experience focused on and dedicated to men in recovery.
It is not unusual that weeks and months after a retreat, much of the experience and information shared there is forgotten. Hopefully some of the resolve to do certain things better may be in place, but other valuable suggestions probably have been lost.
This week we will briefly revisit the major topics of our spiritual gathering and focus a bit more on one of them. The heart of our time together was spent looking at the great command to love God wholeheartedly, and neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12: 30-31). Before reading this email further, stop and try to recall what you remember from those three talks ..........
(We hope you will take the time to find your notebook from the retreat and reread your notes.) Our first major talk was on the importance of our relationship with God. As with any relationship, it requires time to truly become meaningful. We hope you have developed the habit of daily prayer, supported by such activities as Bible study groups, and when this pandemic finally passes, weekly gathering in a worship service. There is no question - absolutely no question! - that when you spend time with this most important relationship your entire life begins to be much more meaningful and satisfying.
We would love to get some feedback from those of you who have really given this time with Our Lord a priority. And if you haven't, maybe it's time you did!
In future weeks we will look at some other points made during our time together. We look forward to when we can come together again and will let you know as soon as that is a reality. In the meantime, know that you are in our prayers."
The Spiritual Gathering Team consists of Bob Howlett, John O'Neill, Richard Schlitt, Liam O'Brien, Eric Smith, Kyle Bailey, and Jim Kerns.
You may contact me, Jim Kerns, with any questions and/or comments.