" If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking ." James 1:5 Where I lack the greatest wisdom without a doubt is in discerning the Will of God. There are several factors that block my clearly hearing God speak in my life - primarily my own voice and will are often drowning out God's voice. A very anxious person by nature - I erroneously believe the more of my life I control; the better my life will be. I seem to have this crazy notion that I know better than the creator of the universe what is needed for me to be happy. God is not in the happiness business - he is in the holiness business. Paradoxical however, the more I order my life to holiness - the truly happier I will be. Not the fading worldly happy but a much deeper, "it can't be taken away from you" joy! His ways are always 'different and higher' (Isaiah 55) from any ideas I may hold onto. I see tomorrow, and the next d
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Catechist's Journey blog, by Joe Paprocki, is posting a month long online retreat based on the Year of Faith theme. He is using his book, A Well-built Faith, as a resource. This link gives an introduction to the retreat, which began last Monday: Preparing for a Year of Faith . You can start the retreat at any time and make your own schedule. Vatican Radio's has posted the official calendar of events for the Year of Faith at this link: Vatican Radio - Year of Faith: Official calendar of Events .