June 23 - June 25, 2017
Theme: SAYING YES TO GOD. Psalm 27 expresses our heart-cry: “Your face, Beloved, do I seek. Do not hide your face from me!” An incredible Yes was given -- the eternal One came to live among us to share the joys, trials, and sufferings of life. Jesus came into the world as a radical Yes of divine Love and demonstrated a divine way of being human. Shepherd, companion, teacher, servant leader, preacher, healer — all in communion with the mysterious power of Abba’s divine will. In this time of turmoil and confusion, we are invited to respond with our radical Yes of love. In the holiness of silence and spiritual community, amid the bright beauty of summer, let us come to rest and pray and grow in courage and trust. Let us explore those places in our lives where God is calling us to a deeper communion, to enjoy the freedom of Yes, to gently hold our questions —questions that are important steps on the sacred journey of Yes.
Leader: Ann Dean is a spiritual director and Program Director at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. A member of the Dayspring Retreat Mission Group, she has been leading retreats for 25 years. (Rev. Fay Acker was originally scheduled to lead this retreat but is unable to do so.)