From August 3, 2018
Day by day, step by step, prayer by prayer we inch our way along the Way back to God, back to the fullness of life and love. But we easily get distracted, sidetracked by false desires and empty illusions. This is why the discipline of prayer was important to Francis and he did not want to leave it to chance. He carefully carved out time alone, time apart from the roar of the crowd, time for God alone.
I’m taking much needed time alone this week in Florida. There are a number of pressing issues at Santa Chiara which must be faced and critical decisions made. I need this quiet time to reflect on the best way for us to move forward.