Friday, May 04, 2007

First Friday Hour Date

We have Adoration at my parish every First Friday. I am scheduled to be an adorer from 2 to 3 pm. I really don't much like this time period and have been trying to decide what to do about it because this is my worst aware time biorhythmically.

Today I went for my normal adoration time but rather than being so tired I could hardly stay awake I had a very different experience. I was reading from the Liturgy of the Hours for today and the reading from mid afternoon prayer caught my eye. It was especially interesting because I rarely -- almost never -- do mid afternoon prayer. In fact when I do Liturgy of the Hours at all I mostly do the Office of Reading for the day and leave it at that. So for me to read from Mid afternoon prayer was such an exception in the first place.

The reading was from 1Corinthians and concerned throwing out the old yeast before beginning a new project so as not to corrupt the new project with old yeast.

After I read that verse I kept wondering: What old yeast am I still hanging onto that I need to get rid of in order to move into whatever new phase of my life God wants me to begin to prepare to undertake?

The remainder of my time in the chapel went so quickly that I didn't even notice because my mind was so focused on the areas of my life where I am clinging to the old yeast. I have so much work to do to begin to be ready to move into any new phase of life in Christ and work for Christ.

I can't wait to see my spiritual director next week so that I can see if he thinks I discerned the correct message from my time with Jesus, the perfect Host.

I love adoration.


1 comment:

Suzanne said...

What an inspirational post! I love everything you said. Oh! The perfect HOST! I am so full of old yeast, myself and have to regularly dust it off!

I understand though what you mean about that time of the day. I had it for quite sometime and I was way too sleepy. I go to the closing at this time and I am actually far more awake at Midnight. Odd, but true. Don't worry you can probably get this worked out...just tell Sue or Marcelle because it is only fair...that is clearly a sleey siesta time of the day, yet I also know God understands so well! :)