Friday, April 16, 2010


My notes from the Opus Dei Recollection I recently attended.

Divine Filiation:  This is where our joy and hope comes in!

  1. Forget about ourselves by thinking of others.
  2. Live the presence of God - say little aspirations throughout the day.  Keep Holy pictures, crucifixes, etc. around to remind us.
  3. Doing our work really really well and offering it to God (do it cheerfully even when tired).
  4. Smiling even when you don't feel like it (helps us and helps others).
  5. Detach ouselves.
  6. Offer our sufferings up - we all have them. 
  7. Putting ourselves out for others even when not convenient.  (We do this often for our children - changing diapers, etc.  but do we apply 1-6 when we do it?)

Nothing earth shatteringly new here.....but I think the reminder/nudge is so important as we go through our (somewhat) mundane days.  It ALL matters!


Crunchy Momma said...

Well, thanks for this. Hard to remember and really hard to do at times but good to practice. Glad you made it out for a night and hope you are feeling better.

The Road Scholar said...

I stink at 1-6. Thank you for the reminder!