Every evening, D and the boys and I sit down and share our “gratefuls” and “grumbles,” a simplified, kid-friendly version of the Examen. Adele Calhoun recommended this approach during a Spiritual Formation class, and it stuck with me.
This book (yes, even with its lame Catholic-press cover) breathed new life into the practice for me by helping me to think about the ways it might shape my reflections, thoughts and choices over the long haul.
After reading this, I recognize that the habitual practice of examen can accrue into something meaningful and large– if I’ll pay attention.
And I plan to.