In the busyness of each day, it may be difficult (or impossible) to get alone, be still, and make time for reflection – a process where we attempt to think about and learn from events and experiences. As disciples of Christ, reflection willingly incorporates prayerfully entering into the presence of God to draw near to Him and His will for our lives.
Psalm 139 says, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24). To see ourselves more clearly requires guidance from God and accountability in our faith communities. It becomes our responsibility to take what He reveals and put it into action, but when we do, our spiritual roots go down deeper and we produce more fruit to then reflect the attributes of Christ and share the Good News with others.