Pretty excited about this I am. And you will be too when you read both this excerpt, which appears here on the Spiritual Directors International blog, as well as the quite lovely Finding God in Ordinary Time itself. So, please do take a look and do feel free to enjoy some excerpt of said excerpt below.
"She told me her medical story in brief, and it was as sad a tale as one would expect to hear on that floor. A mother of young children, she had been losing her battle with an aggressive cancer and now was pursuing a radical experimental treatment.
"Then she told me her faith story. A tepid cradle Catholic, Rosemarie had been invited by a neighbor to her parish’s charismatic prayer group when she got sick. She went, at first, because she was willing to try anything; it was the spiritual equivalent of her clinical trial. Yet over time, her experience of direct encounter with God in prayer was profoundly life-changing. It grounded her in something deeper and more eternal than whatever was happening on the oncology ward.
“The cancer will do what the cancer will do,” Rosemarie announced. “But what has happened in my relationship with God, I would not trade for anything.”