“Do This and You Will Live”: Becoming Fully Alive
Jesus’ Good Samaritan parable is the most famous because it is the key to receive and share the fullness of life. We go through life either being the suffering victim by the side of the road, fearful priest or the Good Samaritan spontaneously stopping to share because he is so full of life. This retreat will heal the times we have been a victim, are suffering now or anxious about the future. Then we will no longer be half alive but fully alive with the courage, compassion and wisdom of the Good Samaritan. As the parable promises, “Do this and you will live” fully — right now and forever.
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ, has focused on integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. He is a member of the Association of Christian Therapists with advanced graduate degrees in sociology, anthropology, spirituality and theology. Since 1970 he has given courses and retreats in over 60 countries. Ordained in 1973, he currently lives in a Jesuit community in Minneapolis where he trains spiritual directors at Sacred Ground and serves on the editorial board of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction.