As you prepare for this retreat, pause for a moment. Take several deep breaths and allow yourself to grow still. Be aware of God's loving presence within you.
And the Word became fleshand made his dwelling among us,and we saw his glory,the glory as of the Father's only Son,full of grace and truth.
We are gifted with glimpses of God's glory and grace and truth. In our experiences of love, we see the "Word become flesh" with our own eyes. Most often the experiences go deeper than words can convey, but we strive to use them anyway to capture the essence of whom God is and what it means for us to know him. Sharing our experiences keeps them alive and helps them act as witnesses to the glory of the Word become flesh.
What glimpses of God's glory and grace and truth have you seen recently?
How would you describe that experience to someone?
(Speak to Jesus, using these words or your own.)
Jesus, Word become flesh, thank you for revealing God's glory to us. Grant me the grace to freely share my experience of you with others.