Saturday, January 07, 2006

Nuns and other recent habits....


'Tis the season of the nun. I know it sounds strange, being that I am married and have broken one of the first commandments of nunness. However, I have become so inspired as of late by the simple, beautiful, reflective, spiritual life many of these ladies lead. I recently served my term acting as a nun in the local theatre's production of the Sound of Music. This was my introduction to the world I am becoming increasingly interested in and familiar with. Before the show, I had begun reading Mother Theresa's "In Her Own Words", having had a previous interest and drawing to her wisdom, and life's example of Jesus. Since the show I have picked up another book by an older, but just as simple and wise nun- Saint Teresa of Avila. This book too is written in first person by Teresa herself and has served to inspire and encourage me to choose the life most rich.... to persue the depths of knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ. Don't think me any holier for it- I just realize all the more the need I have for encouragement and example as I fall so very short and far from what is most important, most of the time.
Two of my favorite parts thus far...
"If we do not know what we recieve, we shall never wake into love." (talking about knowing the depth and impact of what Christ offers us)

"Here is a jewel (talking about understanding more of the sufferings and the man, Christ Jesus) which, when we remember that it has been given to us and that we possess it, forcibly invites us to love. All these benefits come out of prayer founded in humility."

2 comments:

wanderboy said...

*when the be stings, when the dog bites, when I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't feel so bad*

I've tried it. It works!!!

Laurie and Erich said...

your funny and random just like your blog