Sometimes on lifes long road it is helpful to pause and reflect on the journey we are making. Behold Your Life is such an invitation. Macrina Wiederkehr encourages us to reflect on our memories, both joyous and painful, so that we can move into the future with new wisdom and strength.
In this forty-day pilgrimage, Wiederkehr guides us to let go of bitterness and blame and to prayerfully, simply behold our lives. On each day of this retreat she helps us to open the door of memory and journey again with Jesus down our lifes path. From the moment of our conception, through the joys and pains of childhood and adolescence, and on to the quest for love and the fullness of life in adulthood, she leads us to recognize the ever present, loving touch of God. Each day begins with a scriptural reference and a suggestion for exploring our memories.
Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, author of the popular A Tree Full of Angels and Seven Sacred Pauses, is well known for her creative spiritual writings and retreat ministry. She is also a regular columnist for Stepping Stones, the Little Rock Scripture Study newsletter. She has lived monastic life for fifty years and makes her home with the Sisters of St. Scholastica, a Benedictine monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas.