Cynicism, Sonship, and Joy

A post on Audrey Assad’s Facebook page about finding joy where she has historically tended to cynicism inspired me to come out of blog-ernation. It hits many big themes from my spiritual life this past year and seems like a good way to get back into this. So indulge me, and start out by watching these priests and religious sisters dance.

My self-dubbed “Year of Healing and Sonship” kicked off on a retreat at the JP2 Healing Center last summer. Fr Charlie (the pastor at my summer assignment parish) blindly invited me to attend “a retreat in Florida” with him. My options were to stay at the parish by myself or go to Florida – I chose correctly. After the retreat, I dug more into the content and concepts by reading Be Healed by Dr. Bob Schuchts and Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. Finally, the whole thing was and continues to be nurtured in hours/months of prayer. It’s true; you are what you read. So, Healing and Sonship.

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