Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, CFR, offers a homily to the nuns of the monastery of Bethlehem in Livingston Manor, New York, the place he serves as chaplain.
Right here he affords perception into the huge distinction between solitude and isolation.
The deepest revelations of God, Father Jeremiah factors out, happen in solitude, “a spot of intimacy and self-giving.”
“Each single individual, to some extent, has a name to solitude, whether or not it’s for just a few moments every day, whether or not it’s a vocation, or whether or not it’s a time of solitary retreat for prayer,” he says, reminding us to struggle the temptation to run away from solitude due to what it calls for of us: the abandonment of the impartial, agenda-driven self in order that we are able to enter into God’s self-revelation and self-giving.
Picture courtesy Group of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.