Summer is that special time of year when you have the time to do things that you might not ordinarily do. When you think of this special time from a spiritual perspective, all sorts of possibilities arise. Here are some things you could do to deepen your spirituality this summer:

  • Get up early to watch the sunrise and let the Lord to speak to you in the beauty of nature.
  • Wade in some water. Whether it’s a creek, a pond, a lake or an ocean, reflect on how you came to Christ through the waters of Baptism.
  • Sit by a campfire and allow the light and heat from the dancing flames to become a reminder of the healing light and warmth of Christ’s love.
  • Find a shady place where you can relax and read the Gospels. Allow the words of Scripture to penetrate your soul.
  • Lie on the lawn and watch the cloud formations. Marvel at the beauty of God’s creation.
  • Go for a walk in the woods and imagine that the trees are angels sent by God to shelter and protect you.
  • Listen to the chirping of birds and join them in praising God.
  • Allow yourself to sweat in the heat of the day and imagine that God is letting any impurities inside of you to be released.
  • Quench your thirst with a cool glass of water and reflect on how the Lord thirsts for souls.
  • Feel the summer breeze and think about how the Holy Spirit moves like a gentle wind through your life.
  • Gaze upon the stars in the nighttime sky and allow yourself to feel small in the largeness of the universe.
  • Take the time to thank God for all the wonderful gifts that he has bestowed upon you.