“I will spend my Heaven doing good on earth.” – St. Therese of Lisieux
The Apostles of the Interior Life recently offered a women’s retreat at Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kansas that I was fortunate enough to attend. The retreat was based on a passage from St. Matthew’s Gospel: “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of Heaven.” (Mt. 13:11) Spending the majority of the weekend meditating on Heaven was a unique experience, as I admittedly don’t ponder heaven as often as I should. From the beautiful words the Apostles spoke, I was reminded that Heaven should never be far from my thoughts. After all, how can I truly live my life with the hope of ending up in a place I know nothing about?