As you begin your retreat, turn your focus inward. Relax and be aware of God's loving presence within and around you.
1 Corinthians 13:12-13
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
As followers of Jesus, we are moving in a direction. What we see, hear, and know now is only partial knowledge. We are moving towards full, face-to-face knowledge of God. We follow in the footsteps of all those who have gone before us in faith. The stepping stones are acts of faith, hope, and love.
What stepping stones have I used recently to help me move closer to full knowledge of God?
How does knowing that my knowledge of God is only partial impact my faith?
(Speak to God, using these words or others that come to mind.)
God, watch over me and guide me in faith, hope, and love.