Conversations 7.1: Retreat: A Time to Listen to the Groans
Do you make time to listen to the groans of your own spirit, or those of others? Do you avoid the listening for the pain it evokes? Willard Center Senior Fellow Trevor Hudson points out that the unexpected gift of retreat time is an awareness of all the healing the world needs–and that God truly is the Great Healer.
God’s arms embrace the trees, mountains, forests, rivers, and every other living thing. God longs to put the whole world right. As Hans Küng has written, “God’s kingdom is creation healed.”