Prisoners who show exceptional rehabilitation progress during their internment are sometimes given “time off for good behavior,” or a reduction in their prison term as a reward for improvement.
Well, I don’t by any means feel imprisoned, but I am in need of some time off in order to fulfill my commitment to my community, the International Apostolic Federation of Schoenstatt Families. In order to strive for our ideals of leadership, apostolate, and holiness in the spirit of the Evangelical Counsels, we gather yearly to re-group, re-generate, re-commit, re-organize , and re-vitalize – time off for better behavior, you might say.
So, as my husband and I assist with the younger members of the community and participate in our own formation during the month of June, this blog will have to idle for just a bit. Fear not, though. I’ll be back at the keyboard in a week or so, continuing to bring you information and inspiration.
We all need time off for better behavior – time away from the usual grind in order to reflect, rebuild, and reconnect with our spirituality, priorities, and with our God. Perhaps my time away will inspire you to find some time away for yourself. “See” you next week!