"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Now is the Time

This is the 4th day plus 70. 

Last night I attended my third Ultrea. It was a continuation of what I learned during my weekend at the Benedictine Abbey in Richmond, VA. There is a powerful presence of love and support at an Ultrea. I find myself at peace, joyful and rejuvenated, all at the same time. There are new friendships created and old ones embraced. My weekend team helped bring me to this new experience.
I am blessed to have spent the weekend with such an energetic loving team. Each day leads me along the road of my spiritual journey in a way that I could not have imagined possible. The challenges are easier to face. The darkness is no longer feared. The love I share more caring, more open.
My understanding of the love of Jesus and what He did for us is more meaningful. My Advent Season has no room for the normal stress and rushing around as it use to. I am now "preparing" for the "coming" of Jesus and will celebrate His arrival as it should be celebrated.

De Colores

1 comment:

  1. Amen, Paul! I am striving for that place of steadfast peace as well. What a fantastic quote (and challenge) from St. Francis you have posted. Welcome to the blogosphere!