St. Francis of Assisi Forum
Fr. Charlieís Channel
"What does one do in leisure time? Sounds like an
oxymoron, doesnít it? Are we supposed to not do anything during
"Well, try it. I find that I cannot refrain from
doing for very long. I feel driven to be thinking of getting
back to work again. Type-A personalities are born cursed.
"There is a task to be performed, it seems to me.
and that is the spiritual task called reflection. We need time to be
reflective. We need time to go apart, be quiet, turn and look back on
our lives and what we are doing with our lives. Leisure time is time to
ponder, to consider, to listen to our inner voice, to get in touch with
the person who lives inside our body, and to see what our self is all
about. Itís a time to put our self into perspective, to see whatís
going on before and what lies ahead, to see what Iíve been, what I am
now, and what I yet can be."