It is easy to accompany Jesus in the good times, but it’s much tougher to accompany him in hard times. In our Lenten Retreat, David invites us to accompany Jesus in the moments leading to his Passion.
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Talk 5: Loving as Jesus Loved | Lenten Retreat 2022
Jesus told his disciples, “Love one another as I love you.” In this week’s talk of our Lenten Retreat, David explores the way that Jesus treats others in scripture. Jesus gives us an example of expansive, inclusive love.
Talk 4: The True Vine | Lenten Retreat 2022
Jesus says that he is the true vine. That must mean there are false vines out there too. In this talk, David introduces the meditation on the Two Standards and reflects on the things that draw us closer or further from Christ.
Talk 3: Chosen to Bear Fruit | Lenten Retreat 2022
Our online retreat moves into the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises, when we focus on following Christ who calls us to help build up the Kingdom of God. This call can be exciting and motivating at first, but we can become lukewarm over time. David reflects on advice from Pope Francis and the example of Mary to persevere in faith.
Talk 2: A Pruned Branch | Lenten Retreat 2022
In the second talk of our Lenten Retreat, David reflects on the First Week/Theme of the Spiritual Exercises. The goal in this part of the Exercises is to recognize that we are sinners that are loved deeply by God. David reflects on the difficult, but important process of pruning as he goes deeper into the theme of the Vine and the Branches.
Talk 1: Remain in my Love | Lenten Retreat 2022
Today’s talk introduces the retreat theme, “The Vine and the Branches,” and gives an overview of the purpose of the Spiritual Exercises. David reflects on how God communicates God’s love by speaking to the heart.
Talk 6: Do You Love Me? The Resurrected Christ and Our Response | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
This talk draws us into the Fourth Week of the Exercises and explores a question Jesus asks of all of us: do you love me?
Talk 5: Surely, it is not I, Lord? The Passion of Jesus | Life the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
This talk considers Judas’s question to Jesus at the Last Supper: Surely, it is not I, Lord? Given our Holy Week experience, it moves us into the Third Week of the Exercises, and explores the suffering of Jesus on the cross as an essential part of the Paschal mystery of the Christian faith.
Talk 4: What Do You Want? The Public Ministry of Jesus | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
This talk continues our experience of the Second Week, exploring the public ministry of Jesus and the relationships he formed with the people he served. It focuses on the question, “What do you want?”
Talk 3: How Can this Be? The Early and Hidden Years of Jesus’ Life | Live the Questions: A Holy Week Retreat
In this third talk of our Holy Week retreat, we look at the early life of Jesus, including the events of the Incarnation, the Nativity, and the Hidden Life of Jesus.