The lovely cross came into my possession from attending an Emmaus Retreat, a retreat I felt I didn’t need, but kept an open mind going into the weekend. I am a planner, event curator, love to build experiences for my family and friends, so not knowing a single thing that was about to happen during the retreat was very hard for me. I’m incredibly grateful from attending the retreat as it was a form of self-care which I didn’t realize how desperately I needed. Post-retreat, I’ve been able to discern the correct inner voice to guide me instead of allowing the negative inner voice to tear me down. I’ve been praying for years for help in this area of my life, and prayers were answered during the retreat. I’ve finally allowed myself to trust in God and to remove the hidden anger in my heart.
Very thankful for this cross to have been gifted to me during the retreat, Lord, as a reminder to keep a light heart, to remove the heaviness of resentment and anger, and to fill those voids with increased trust in You. I pray this prayer for those who have received this cross prior to me and for those who will receive after me. It’s in Your most beautiful name, we pray. Amen.