What to Do After a Retreat (From the Question Box…)

What to Do After a Retreat (From the Question Box…)

This post by Maximilian Hart is reprinted from RestlessHart.com. Q: How do I come back from a conference and continue to be as close to God as I was there? A: The answer to this one is unfortunately easy. I say unfortunately because it’s often frustrating for me too. Here it is: daily prayer. Seriously. That’s it. Let me explain. Your relationship to God is, in many ways, just like your relationship with anyone else. If you get married and go off on a honeymoon, that honeymoon will be a great experience where you’ll feel close to your spouse. Warm fuzzies all around! But when you get back, the real relationship begins (or continues, actually). You have to make time to talk to that person, spend time with them, make them a priority, love them. If you don’t, the relationship will fizzle and voila … a divorce and you’re left wondering what happened. It’s a trap that’s easy to fall into, and it’s even easier to fall into it with God. Why? He’s not as visible unless we’re already paying attention to him. He won’t go “Hey! Spend time with me! Love me!” Well … he will, but we just don’t listen. That’s exactly what the cross is supposed to remind us of. When you get back from a retreat, you’re on this honeymoon high with God. Warm fuzzies all around! But as that relationship continues, you’re faced with a daily choice to spend time with your Lover. And many of us, myself included, struggle with that daily choice. I’ll be honest with you: even if you’re faithful in prayer,...
March for Life 2016

March for Life 2016

    WHAT: The March for Life is an annual pro-life rally held in Washington, D.C. on or around the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade. This year Light of Christ will again participate along with many other youth groups all over the Diocese of St. Petersburg to drive up in buses to Washington, D.C. for the march. WHEN: Tuesday evening, January 20th – Saturday morning, January 24th COST: TBA DEADLINES: Sunday, October 4th Submit your M4L 2016 Permission Slip and your $100 deposit Sunday, November 22nd Deposits become non-refundable Sunday, December 13th Remaining balance and forms...