Thank you all for listening to and commenting on my venting earlier today. I got some of it out of my system and then went on to some good, good things:
I got to do spiritual direction with two people today, one by phone and one in my home. (The driving problem.) Both of them are making the Ignatian Exercises and really, it is one of the most wonderful things in the world to accompany someone on that particular journey. One is near the end, which means that she is walking with Jesus through the last days of his earthly life in her daily prayer at exactly the most perfect time in the calendar and church year. I am hopeful that she will experience Easter with more joy and amazement than ever before.
I got to meet with a friend and discuss some retreat work we are planning to do together.
A pastor friend and mentor called, so I got to bemoan my current state of affairs, long and loud. That helped, too. (Thanks, J!)
I got to prepare this week's college classes, which are mostly on inter-religious dialogue, one of my most favorite topics. My students run much of the gamut of Judeo-Christian religious experience and faith, but they are all gentle and curious and open-hearted and lovely human beings. Most of them seem to enjoy a class in which all questions are welcome and all viewpoints are addressed seriously. I am really looking forward to this week.
Even though I can't actually "look" at much. I also had time for a long nap and I can go to bed soon ~ much needed, because the strain on my eyes is intense.
Our next topic in the class I'm teaching is Hinduism, in which much of the focus is on the visual as opposed to the linguistic apprehension of the Divine. How ironic can life get ?!
Image: Sandy Frazier, Third Eye