My spiritual director Fr. Eric Jensen S.J. said to me when I expressed my difficulty reflecting on my life in terms of the gospel stories.
“If we need to start our journey to find God from some where, our life would be the best place to begin. And if we are able to find God in our life, our life should be called a sacred text.”
His guidance was precise as well as accurate. I followed his direction, trusting that God would be in my life stories and the scripture is the way to start. When I spent my time to pray, I first recalled God’s presence in deep breathing. And I gave thanks to God for his goodness in my life. Slowly and gradually, I let myself move into the gospel stories that I read before the prayer.