This week's Spirituality Spotlight is on Eucharistic Ministry Liturgy Intern, Anna Calkins. In response to how she practices her spirituality, Anna says, "I have a gratitude journal I write in every night and it really connects me to what joys I have in my life." If you would like to suggest someone to be highlighted, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publisher's note: No one person speaks on behalf of an entire religious, spiritual, or phiolosphical tradition. All views presented are those of the student according to their personal experience of their tradition.
What does spirituality mean to you?
AC: Spirituality is a connection with something greater. For me, it is a connection with someone greater, God. It is all about a bond, a joint relationship so, spirituality doesn't have to be God just something greater than the everyday.
How do you practice your spirituality on a daily basis?
AC: I have a gratitude journal I write in every night and it really connects me to what joys I have in my life. After writing, I offer up prayers to God for gratitude and safe keeping for those blessings. It's not just a way of having gratitude in my life, but finding the inner workings of God in my life every day.
Have you learned anything about yourself through this/these practice(s)?
AC: I have a lot to be thankful for. I also think I have become a more positive person even in the face of negative experiences or people.
In what ways do you believe practicing spirituality
connects us with something greater than ourselves?
AC: You have to recognize something greater in order to connect to it. Practicing spirituality allows you to find something greater in your life. I think this is so important especially in this time of turmoil and chaos in our society.