This last weekend, January 30-31, 2016, my local parish, Good Shepherd Catholic Community in Colleyville, hosted their thirteenth "Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)" men's retreat. The retreat is largely one of testimony, affirmation, mercy, and renewal. More than anything it's cathartic; for everybody involved. Six months ago I participated as a retreatant, one of roughly forty, and this time I would be just one of many assisting a new group of men as they sought renewal. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn't to be touched more deeply than I had been in August.