I'm not talking about that here; I'm just talking about plain-ole, tired burn-out. Can't seem to jump start the prayer life, can't seem to find a reason to praise, can't seem to focus on God. You're tired - and it just doesn't seem to matter.
What do you do? What helps you when you're stuck in a spiritual rut? Well, I'm no spiritual guru or even a spiritual director, but I do know a few things.
1. Rest. One of the best things we can do when we're burned out is to rest - sleep, nap, snooze or just drift. Don't expect anything profound - just rest.
2. Try something different. If you're used to praying the Rosary, read Scripture. If you always pray the Hours, try listening to some spiritually uplifting music. Change things up.
3. Don't push it. God isn't going anywhere, and so long as you're available, He'll make Himself known.
4. Trust the Sacraments. Even if you don't "feel" like going to Mass, go. Just showing up counts.
5. Pick a saint, any saint. Reading the life of a saint can help - there is usually something you can relate to, even the fact that your spiritual life is stalled. Plus, the life of a saint can help keep you focused on God, even in a round-about way.
We all feel burned-out sometimes - the trick is to find a way to keep the light of Faith lit, without enduring incineration.
I recently spent a week in the hospital. Two of those days, I was in the regular ol' hospital because my blood pressure was out of wha...
If you're a football fan, you know what an end run is. From Merriam-Webster: a football play in which the ballcarrier attempts to ru...
Covered Wagon - artist Robert Wesley Amick I read "Pioneer Girl," the annotated autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder about 2...
I saw you today as you guided your little man across that busy street. You were wearing some big man boots and watching cars and l...