What is a retreat or a recollection? “Retreat or recollection is a vacation with the Lord.” The facilitator said. It is during this time we relax with the Lord, we are able to sit back and reflect. Just like being in front of a mirror, not to close to obstruct the full portray of oneself, the vivid look deserve to be worked upon. Believing that each and every person is a rational being, one is capable of progressively grow and mature.
Humbleness is one of the aspects he highlighted and stressed on. Following example of our saviour, we are called upon to be humble. In the book of Phil 2:6, The Christ gave us a perfect example to follow.
Being silent is another important aspect during the time of vacation with the Lord. Jesus, though received severe torture, he kept the silence. On the Cross, he was silent and opened up to say good words and of encouragement, that is, He forgave the whole crowd, then to the repentant thief the same. And lastly He said “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit,” Lk 23:46.
|Fr. Francis Kangwa with the students after the Mass.|
Lastly, we should not forget who our Creator is. He is a merciful and a loving Father, just like the prodigal son’s father. Even though we relatively not faithful to Him, He still loves us unconditionally. In Rom 8:31-39, we are all brought together and made inseparable by the love of Christ and He is always there for us and nothing can stand against us.
Song: God is love
And He who
Abides in love,
Abides in God
And God in him