A good moment of retreat at our Lady Florida Spiritual Center this week-end

I am blessed this week-end to have a good moment of a spiritual retreat at Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center in North Palm Beach, Florida. This comes at a good timing when I need some time to reflect and ponder about this thing called life and beyond.

God’s timing is always right.

I felt serene and at peace with myself and others for the mourning moment of my dad’s passing away. I did not weep, or drop my emotional countenance, only after the funerals when meeting with my brothers and sisters, all together, in an hotel room.

It’s always tough to address emotional wounds among family, but at the end, this is the greatest fun.

I drove with some friends yesterday from Fort-Lauderdale to Palm Beach. One of them told the story of his family. He mentioned one of his brothers he has not spoken with for years and would like to be in peace with.

His brother’s son was in a car accident, and this pushed him to call. And they have been speaking since.

I said to myself “in my family, at least we talk.”

Our retreat director told us last night to “give ourselves this week-end to listen to what the Lord has to tell us.”

“Lord, what else do You want to tell me to transform my life?”

“What’s the special gift I would like to receive from the holy moment I will be passing here?”

Those are the questions our retreat director invites us to ask ourselves, and to reflect upon.

We are called to serve, we are all servants to one another.

This is a moment for me to just listen to my internal compass, to read, and to prepare myself to live the life I am called to live.

How should I live between now and then?

I invite you to ponder as well on these questions, to slow down, and to think.

Please, pray for me.

Thank you.

Have a blessed Saturday.


Published by Roosevelt

Roosevelt JF is a Global Leadership Fulbright Research Scholar from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where he taught Haitian Studies as an Adjunct Instructor (2005-2010). Roosevelt was also a senior admissions adviser at Kaplan University. Roosevelt JF is the President of The JF TEAM, INC; a full media marketing and business development consulting firm based in Fort-Lauderdale, FL. He is a sought out radio and TV business show host. He is also a guest for several mainstream medias including NPR, the Miami Herald and Newsweek. He also leads the Center for Communication of AIDS, a network of journalists committed against AIDS in Haiti and South Florida. He speaks fluently Creole, English, French and Spanish. He is the author Of "Leadership sur le vif: Des idées pour le changement et la création de richesse en Haïti".

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