Did you ever have a conversation with a construction worker? Learning what it takes to build a solid “house on rock”able to withstand floods, tremors, and raging firesis quite a challenge. Then comes the human interaction with electricians and plumbers, roofers, painters, and tech support folks. It’s all quite a balancing act, both technical and human.

This September Saturday, as I look back on the week just ended and the one to come, how am I constructing, reinforcing, repairing the building of my personal, family, and/or spiritual life? What
does my spiritual construction company look like? No doubt the building will proceed more smoothly if Mary and Jesus and my favorite saints are on the payroll.

—The Jesuit Prayer Team