A retreat in a seaside tourist spot are very different from the silence of the House of the Holy Family in Wisełka.
For example because we haven’t got here our own chapel but we use the church in Trzęsacz. “Our” Holy Masses and Adorations are then attended by other people. People coming alone are quiet – they come to draw from the grace. But it happened also that a group of sumer campers went into the church to visit it. In one moment several dozen people approached the altar and obscured the monstrance with Jesus.
The group was not very much interested in the Holy Sacrament but in the altar, that happens to be very interesting, so they didn;t show much respect for Jesus hidden in the white Host.
I thought then that it is not so obvious at all that if you come to the sdoration, you will actually see the Lord because even if we devote our time for this meeting, other people can disturb. And not only other people, we may be also distracted by our own thoughts.
The group quickly left the church. Some people bowed to Jesus. And in theis moment I felt joy because they could have come in any different moment and yet they chose the time when Jesus was there.
And His blessing flowed upon them although they didn’t expect it.
Greetings from Trzęsacz,
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. ( Matthew 13: 46)
A lot of time passed since we met at the last programme, Programme 4 (ME + God). We meet in precisely the same group so we know each other a little, although each family comes from a different place.
When we shared our experiences, it was easy to see that each one of us, when coping with the difficulties of the previous year, felt relief when surrendering all of them to God and letting Him lead. Although this is costly and sometimes requires a lot of effort. But the awareness of the pearl of great value, the Kingdom of Heaven, is worth this effort.
Greetings from Trzęsacz, from Programme 5: WE + God 🙂
We meet on this programme in the same group. This is this part of our programmes that we go through with the same people. For at least 3 years of working together. We are waiting for one more family that is coming any moment now. For the time being we meet just to be together, Like in a family. Or perhaps even more so because this is a family of choice. We look at the children, at the changes n our families and at new tasks that we took upon ourselves. We wonder where the Holy Spirit will lead us now.
Thank you for your support.