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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Consolation=Peacefulness?

Spiritual direction can be a lovely thing when it goes well, or distasteful when you have to deal with things that you don't want to talk about... Fortunately, right now, for me, direction is lovely.

I have a great director--Fr. Joe. Amazingly spiritual, and a gentle person. I talked to him this morning, mostly about the desire to apply for religious life. This has felt like a huge decision that I am trying to make (whether or not to apply for acceptance into the community), and it is good to get some perspective. He's a Jesuit, so his advice is about consolation and desolation, paying attention to what my insides are telling me. So that is the task: talking to Jesus about this decision, and attending to the peacefulness or lack of peacefulness in my heart.

Right now, I am so positive about the things that are going on in my life, and also positive about the path to life in a community of religious. I think I need more time to blog about it, but for now, consolation is a beautiful thing.

3 comments:

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

Sounds like you have a good companion on the journey!

I looked at the RSCJ's for a while - in fact their vocation director was really helpful to me.

Peace on your discernment journey,
Susan

Sophie's Daughter said...

Thanks, Susan!

I actually looked at CSJ's too, but I didn't get as far as meeting the vocations director.

My companion is incredible--so wise and spiritual himself. I'm really blessed.

Michelle said...

Glad that you've got a companion on the journey...good direction, even (especially?) in those difficult moments is a blessing!