A common desire of a Christian is to grow in their intimacy with God. Growth in intimacy happens with the assistance of a traveling partner. Meeting with a Spiritual Director is a time of coming together for the purpose of being attentive to God’s movement in your life using Scripture, prayer, and silence. Monthly meetings provide a sacred time of increased alertness to God at work in one’s life.
What is Spiritual Direction?
What are the benefits of Spiritual Direction?
Value of Spiritual Direction
“Let him who cannot be alone beware of community... Let him who is not in community beware of being alone... Each by itself has profound perils and pitfalls. One who wants fellowship without solitude plunges into the void of words and feelings, and the one who seeks solitude without fellowship perishes in the abyss of vanity, self-infatuation and despair.”
Spiritual direction is “help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship.” (William A. Barry and William J. Connolly, The Practice of Spiritual Direction)
Anyone wanting to deepen his or her relationship with God and to move toward a greater depth of spiritual maturity.