Today it was a pleasure to lead the retreat day for the staff of Epping Forest YFC held this year at Mulberry House in Ongar.
On retreats I like to be able to give people a few ideas for how to connect with God in fresh ways that they can use again in their everyday lives. This morning we considered Psalm 139 and did a bit of an Ignation Examen thing. After a fantastic lunch, we looked at The Emmaus Journey using the Benedictine Lectio Divina. As well as this we looked at the idea of Labyrinths too.
It was great to see how God was moving and speaking through normal everyday things. The grounds of this place were amazing and leading a retreat from a summer house in the garden was quite a unique experience and one that I’d like to repeat – as long as it stays warm!
It was also great to catch up with good friend Leesa for a coffee before travelling home.