We just completed our yearly Community of Jesus members’ retreat. I’m pondering the word retreat, defined as: withdrawal to a more favorable position, a place of privacy, a place affording peace, a sheltered and secluded place. It is, in my experience, exactly that, and yet not exactly. For hidden within the quiet times of prayer and reflection, teachings that inspire, and meals excellently prepared and served with precision, is a trumpet call to go forward. The trumpet is silent but strong and there’s no way to ignore it.