Knowing I should take time for reflection and mindfulness does not mean I always do. That is why I like the practice of Examen.

Worship begins when I recognize the gifts and their Source. Worship is completed when I freely offer myself back so the feast can continue and grow.

In worship, we offer ourselves back to the God who has given to us. The more we offer ourselves, the more we receive our True Selves.  

The headlines and images from Ukraine have been agonizing. They should be. Sometimes a disquieted heart indicates not that lack of faith, but its presence.