I don’t know what’s going on with me but I’ve been having really weird days. The oddest things have been happening and I’m going to try to write it down but it’s most likely not going to make sense to any of you.
I usually wake up early in the mornings so that I can spend a bit of time in prayer before actually starting my day. I try to be awake by 7:00 so that I have time to get ready, have personal prayer time and then head to the chapel for Lauds (morning prayer).
Yesterday I woke up at what I thought was 7:40 and thought holy smokes! I only have 5 minutes to head to the chapel. I got dressed as quick as I could and ran
There was a calmness in the house, something I had not experienced in such a long time. It was really peaceful, a moment where time had stopped. I walked in the chapel and no one was there (other than Jesus of course), I sat down and looked at the time. It’s 6:45…. I still had an hour before prayer…. I spent a bit of time in the chapel and went back to my room because I wanted to look up something in a book of mine, I ended up falling asleep again…. A great start to the day….
So then I went back to the chapel and instead of praying liturgy of the hours we decided to pray Lectio Divina. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s basically praying through scripture. We read the gospel three times, the first time we reflect on a word that stands out, the second time we reflect on a group of words and the third time we reflect on what God is trying to tell us through this Gospel.
This was full of insights and hope for what is to come. It went well except we started with the wrong Gospel. Silly goose.
I was holding the fort at the office that same day and all our doors were locked. People had to buzz in and we would let them in. I was sitting at my desk doing my stuff and all of sudden this older woman walks in my office. I knew no one opened the door because I was there alone. I helped her and then led her back to the door and checked if it was locked. It was definitely locked. Hmmm, a mystery.
And then the most weird thing that happened. And this one really made me laugh because out of context it can be understood really differently. So, I went grocery shopping the other day and I noticed someone who goes swimming every Thursdays so I went up to talk to him. We had a short conversation and eventually he said Do I know you? And I straight up told him sorta, I see you every Thursdays at the pool. He chuckled and said Sorry, I didn’t recognize you with clothes on. BAHAHA!!!! This really made me laugh!!
God must really have a great sense of humour. I mean, he created elephants, frogs and plants that eat flies. No one without a sense of humour would of created that. I appreciate God’s sense of humour because it adds joy to our daily life. Being a Christian isn’t always an easy thing to live out but I believe that God looks at our efforts. He’s always there, in our heart, mind and even body to guide us to where He wants us to be.
Keep Him in the centre of your life and He will keep on revealing Himself to you.
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