Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
A retreat is an intentional time away from our normal activities to spend time getting reacquainted with God, to experience a new awareness of the presence of God.
Retreats call us to examine the priorities of life and to make concrete and practical resolutions for improvement. They offer an opportunity to get some distance and see things in perspective.
We read in the Gospels that Jesus often withdrew to a deserted place by himself despite the many demands placed upon him — or perhaps because of them! If Jesus needed to withdraw from time to time, chances are good that you and I need to do so, too!