This is week 6 of praying with the scriptures. I can’t believe it has been that long already! It is unbelievable how quickly time goes by when I spend so much of it studying. It is hard to say how much Lectio Divina has helped or I guess it would be better to say…it is hard to say how it has worked in me or (maybe in spite of me).
One thing that seems to be different this quarter is that I feel less stressed than last year. Well maybe not less stressed but I am reacting to the stress in a different, better way this year. Some of it has to do with the fact that I have experience and way more knowledge under my belt for sure…but I wonder if Lectio is helping too. I just don’t hold on to stress or attempt to act like it doesn’t exist as much. I say what I need to say, cry when I need to cry and move on; I am working really hard NOT being the strong one.
Anyway, I am going to go on a just me, silent retreat (okay…homework without distractions) retreat for a few days. It is like Lectio on steroids…this will be good :-)
GBOD ~ October 21, 2012
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost