This challenge is to be fully present with someone, fully myself. It consists of both knowing and being known.
I try to live this way with my family. Unfortunately, I am not always available to them. With bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia, I am low energy. I take a nap daily.
This week especially I have tried to give my full attention to my loved ones as they speak. My youngest daughter has benefited from this greatly.
And I have received benefits as well. I tried to be fully present in the confessional this week, making eye contact with Father as he gave me suggestions for right living, listening carefully to every word of Absolution. What a beautiful Sacrament! Oh, the wonder of relationship!