Retreat is an interesting word. In war it implies defeat but in the world of the spirit it implies a time of reflection. This last week I went on a retreat with a group of other Episcopalians. I never really want to go on retreats partly because I enjoy my daily routines and retreats make me reflect. Once I get there and get settled in it is a different story. I love retreats and I love them for the same reason I hesitate to go. I am given time to reflect. Besides that, I get to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. I recommend you go on a retreat and recharge those spiritual batteries.