One of my favorite movies is "Hook" with Robin Williams. In it, Robin Williams plays the part of Peter Pan. The movie begins with a grown Peter, a workaholic who has forgotten that he was ever Peter. Hook comes and kidnaps Peter's children hoping to lure Peter to Neverland for the battle of revenge they never had. There is a part in the movie where Peter remembers. It all comes back to him. He can fly and crow and fight. That was how I felt today. I rejoiced in remembering.
Pat and I took part in a workshop this weekend on psychosexual development. Sexuality in the broadest sense--an energy for life. It was very well done and left me with a whole lot to consider and to pray with. One of the things I am grateful for was the way the presenter, outside of the material, spoke of religious life. The days rekindled for me, helped me to remember, why it is I came to religious life and why it is I stay. I spent the day knowing that in every interaction I have the possibility to bring love. In that bringing, I am then gifted with the knowledge of that same love. The knowledge and mindfulness is a gift.
I know that I have lots of things in my heart and in my head that I need to let surface and sit with. But for tonight I hold with gratitude and love the gift of the journey.