You know those cold, late night, fall bonfires that have you standing as close to the fire as you possibly can, constantly switching from your front to your backside. The ones you instinctively find yourself drawn to the warmth of the fire. You just try to take it in the warmth for as long as you possibly can. You are also very aware of the deep ache the side facing away from the fire feels, so you find yourself constantly turning to soak up the heat for as long as possible until the side facing away from the fire just can’t take it anymore and you turn again to share the warmth.
Another person saw a building that was completely dark with two old doors. The two old door slowly opened and then a warm light began to rise like a nice summer sun rise. Slowly the light began to brighten and fill the room with warmth and light.
God’s invitation for all of us is to be in communion with him, simply to have a relationship. God’s desire is to bring joy, hope, love, renwal, and transformation. "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12
My invitation to you is to pay attention to how God is speaking to you. It may be in prayer, it may be through friends and family, or it may be through this bulletin article. God is trying to draw all of us closer to him, and our adult retreats provide an environment and opportunity to do just that. Pay attention to your heart's desires. God maybe placing things on your heart. Have you been drawn to the adult retreats in the past, but it just wasn’t good timing? Have you been invited, but fears are holding you back? His love is stronger than anything of this earth. I really want to encourage you to prayerfully consider attending the retreat. God is inviting you to come to him. Come and embrace the Father’s Love February 14-16 in DeWitt. More information on the retreat and registration can be found on the parish website.