I like to do an annual retreat to support, pray with and to be near one I hold dear. I look forward to this three day period of prayer, silence and presence each summer.
The "division" (and hurt) I currently feel stems from an experience I had this past summer while retreating there. My husband often warns me NOT to love people too much (as my Lord directs me) saying, men might misunderstand your intention in it. Well it happened this past summer, the retreat house director's husband, upon my arrival to retreat, kissed me in a way only my husband has ever kissed me. I made a mental note, "keep away from him"!
In the second day there, while the others were in chapel, (I was outside alone, working on art pieces the women made just earlier) and this same gentleman, (who was inappropriate just the day before) pulled up in a pick up truck to invite me in.
Is it really worth it?
My thought now is, "I cannot return"
I will continue to listen to God, however. (FYI)
But my gut tells me to flee evil.