“Be still and know that I am God!” Psalm 46:10 Fall 2019

Dear Friends,
There is something ineffable about the fleeting transition of the seasons, making the time of year special, sacred and irresistible. What is most striking about the fall season is ‘balance’. The fall equinox represents the balance between the seasons as well as the balance between light and dark. Maintaining a balanced life is becoming increasingly more challenging yet very important for our personal well-being in a fast-paced, modern world. We live in a world full of different beliefs and opinions. One person’s answer to one question could be completely different to the next person. The internet, particularly social media, advertises all sorts of information on different topics and issues. Our brains are constantly bombarded with conflicting information.
On the other side, we are motivated, driven and focused on getting a tremendous amount done. We work hard. We genuinely work our tail off and all of that is positive, but the problem lies in that we often struggle to know how to put things down and stop. There is always one more email, one more phone call, one more issue to fix, and the list goes on and on and on. We get so busy with being busy that we forget the importance of balance. We forget the need to sometimes step back, take a deep breath, meditate, take a walk, and enjoy the smell of the flowers. The problem becomes that we get so engrossed in our work that we completely forget that having balance in life is a key ingredient in achieving success.
There is something that happens when you can step away from the craziness and just listen to the silence. You gain a perspective that can help you to make better decisions, you gain a sense of calm, and you have the ability to see the big picture again. You are able to see the entire map of where you are going and appreciate the distance you have come as well as seeing how far you still want to go and how God is walking with you in and through those moments. Let go of the things that possess you. Taking time to balance and time to smell the flowers is a very important part of being the best person you can be. With your ongoing support, Christ the King continues to be a place where one can step back, Be Still, and find balance. Thank you!
Your generosity helps us continue our many spiritual services to God’s people. Please prayerfully consider making a gift in support of our 2019 Fall Appeal. We appreciate any amount that you are able to give. You can also make your donation online at www.christthekingretreatcenter.org.
We look forward to having you come on a retreat this year. God bless you.
May the Passion of Jesus Christ be always in our hearts!

Prayers and Blessings
Fr.Giltus Mathias C.P.
Executive Director

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