One of our Members writes the following reflection ,
" It is very interesting how people approach time . Most complain
they do not have enough time . Some are not very patient and want
God to do everything within twenty four hours , or even yesterday !
I wonder sometimes if we need to step back for a little time and reflect
on not just how wen spend our time , but what we fill it with ?
When people visit my hermitage often one of the first questions is
" How long do the services last ?" I understand where they are coming from
by asking that .
I tell them we do not live by the watch here , or that twenty four hours .
It would be absurd for us to do that in a hermitage We begin when we begin ,
and finish when we finish .
The prayer we live by in the desert of the heart does not know the boundaries of time .
In fact it never ends . It just goes on and on .
It will continue to be like this in eternity .Each moment or movement unfolds
in to a new moment , or movement .Totally new , fresh , and different from
the previous one .The end is the point we begin from .
Sometimes people make their way here for spiritual direction or prayer , and often thank
me for my time . I reply " It is not my time to give . It is God's time for you . God's love ,
mercy , and compassion for you ."
By a member of the Community .