Janet Ragsdale

An Invitation to Spiritual Direction
         What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction (or “spiritual guidance”) is a covenant friendship
between Christians in which one assists the other to:

    Notice God’s action in his/her life.
     Pay attention to sign of God’s grace in life’s ordinary events.
    Respond to God’s invitations to be about Christ’s work of
         love and justice in all life’s dimensions.

A central goal of all spiritual direction is discernment – the challenging
process of learning to sift through one’s own life experiences in order
to uncover God’s movement.

The director acts as a listening, supportive person who provides an
atmosphere where the other person can take a long, loving look at
his/her life and faith, honestly exploring his/her relationship with God,
others and God’s creation.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into
flame by an  encounter with another human being. Each
of us owes the deepest  thanks to those who have
rekindled this inner light."
--Albert Schweitzer