This morning I’m participating in a wellness exam offered by my health insurance company. It’s a great benefit to have and it helps give a clear picture of where I’m at physically.
As catechists, we often offer spiritual wellness exams for those we teach. What do I mean by that? Basically, we provide opportunities for those we teach to reflect on the status of their spiritual life…their relationship with Jesus. We do this by leading them through examinations of conscience, periodic daily examens, and reflective prayer experiences just to name a few. We walk with our students through Lent which is our annual spiritual wellness exam. We help them in many ways to reflect on their spiritual health.
May the Holy Spirit continue to inspire us to tend to the spiritual wellness of those we teach and may we ourselves be healthy in mind, body, and spirit, so that we can love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength!