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On-line Advent recollection
The Verbum Dei missionaries of Manila-Pasig recently held a half-day Advent recollection. Here is the sharing of Regina, one of the participants.
I was able to enjoy the time of reflection especially which emphasized that the Promise is a Person. Jesus has been reminding me of my wellness and insisting to ‘waste’ time with Him. He knows very well how many concerns I have been handling the past months. He confronted me of the many “excuse letters” I sent to Him begging off to what used to be our exclusive bonding time of prayer just to attend to the youth in need of guidance, the tons of messages to answer, co-teachers in need of a listener, and the very demanding on-line platform I now use in teaching.
Praying with Jesus, it helped me to deepen on the points shared on “health” because it is already a constant topic in my conversations with Him. He said, “would you like to prepare for another phase, a version 2.0 of our adventure? Then, take care of My life in you ... take care of your well being too. How is your sleep? What do you eat? Do you still take relaxation walks and pause to watch the branches sway and the flowers blossom? Be well, so that you can prepare well and give Me well to others in a version 2.0 way.”
And what sealed this day is the LOVE shared by Jesus to me, and to Judith whom I invited for the recollection. I am moved by the ways He connected both of us in a shared virtual sacred space.
This day of recollection, I met the promise and He asks me to prepare well and be well, to be able to give Him well.
Regina Flor O. Peña
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