Maureen McCann Waldron shares her reflection on today’s retreat:
Love, peace, patience, generosity, gentleness. These wonderful gifts of the Holy Spirit are both simple and nearly impossible to use. A moment of prayer often helps me find one of these gifts when I most need it. On the other hand I’m least likely to ask for help during that moment of stress.
But these wonderful gifts are the oil that keep all relationships working. They help us loosen the grip of our self-centeredness and anger. They ease the tight grasp of a grudge that seems so important to hang onto. They fuel us with superhuman patience in the face of a stubborn two year old and with deep peace in moments of crisis.
Holy Spirit, shower us with your gifts and help us share those gifts in our lives today.
Maureen McCann Waldron
Maureen McCann Waldron graduated from Creighton University with a degree in journalism.
Books by Maureen McCann Waldron
Renewing Our Lives on the Lenten Journey
Lenten prayer can be wonderful for spiritual renewal. Praying Lent reminds the reader to focus on what God gives us, rather than on what we give up.
Retreat in the Real World
Finding Intimacy with God Wherever You Are
Retreat in the Real World anyone to make an in-depth personal Ignatian retreat on his or her own time. Each of the 34 weeks of this personal retreat includes a simple reflection, prayer help, and Scripture readings.