That was an amazing post, fishdude23. One reason why I loved this post is because I never really hear about church retreats outside of church. I know that it's not good to enforce your beliefs on others, but I don't think it's good to suppress them either. Although I would have preferred you to explain what happened at the retreat, this is around what I felt going on my first retreat. For me, instead of hating the bus ride because of environment, I was just worried that the retreat would be a waste of my time. Thank God it wasn't. It was filled with dances, food, speakers, prayer, and friends. Hopefully you'll remember if you did these things or not. Whether or not you belong in a certain denomination of Christianity, we're all united in Christ and have the same experiences. I'm wondering, are there any other experiences at church that have truly changed your mindset? I would love to hear more about them. This also reminds me of a poem I read last week, called Lights Out, by Edward Thomas. It's about an unknown person going to the forest and losing himself in the process. It was inspired by World War I, perhaps it suggests death or trauma after witnessing many horrors in the Great War. For my viewers, if you're Christian, you should give this a read so you might have a spark of faith if you're feeling dry in prayer or just want to know what other Christians are experiencing on retreats. For my non-Christian viewers, you should read this so you can be inspired to go to into the wilderness, relax, or simply escape from materialism.
Reading this post made my day. Thanks.