I am polishing my preparations for a retreat day on Creation Spirituality, Francis and John Denver scheduled for tomorrow from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST at the Oldenburg Franciscan Center. I look forward to spending a few hours sharing my thoughts, reflections and prayers with the participants. Whenever I lead a retreat, I feel I gain so much more than I give. There is a part of me that wants to make sure I give my best so find myself being a little obsessive about the details.
Julian of Norwich, an English mystic and theologian from the 1300’s, once wrote “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” It gives me comfort for I know I’ve done the preparations and the planning and the organizing. The Spirit will guide and lead and “all will be well”.