Friday, June 13, 2008
I got the following email from one of the lay Benedictines for whom I gave a concert earlier this month; they had been praying for my pregnancy.
The news is sad indeed. And there is a lot of sadness, there is no getting around that. We have been praying for you and I informed the inner circle. . . .
And there is more to pray about, if you think back to our conversation in the garden. I am thinking about the total direction of your life, as you prayerfully weather each event and especially weather the direction of these somewhat grisly priests who, orthodox as they may be, seem unhelpful, at least as taken without the required grain of salt.
Concretely my prayer is that you will more and more be able to discern through the sad and the happy events how the Spirit is calling you to a lay vocation where your unique gifts, your motherhood and your song, are used to bless this broken world.
Love in Christ.
This is really something to think about. Right now I'm just stymied. I hope my vocation doesn't end up looking too much like the picture above.