Retreat is not a luxury. Retreat is something that we need. We need some quiet time in order to know ourselves, we need some quiet time in order to understand this human life and how we can make the most out of our lives.
Life is tough. Life can be viewed as a very challenging sport. Imagine if a team never had a meeting with the coach where they gathered around and made a plan for that day’s game. Imagine if a team never had a meeting after that day’s game. That would not be a very good team. But yet, this is how many of us live our lives, in the middle of the game at all times, without any breaks off to the side to check in and make a new plan.