It’s Holy Week and I’ve been enjoying a quiet day of reflection…reading Joyce Rupp’s beautiful new book, Prayer Seeds and listening to the medieval music of Hildegard of Bingen.
The afternoon weather is cloudy and my prayer space has recently become extremely simple, a singular small framed image of Christ and a singular red votive bless the table near my chair. Many of our home’s furnishings, books, icons, artwork, etc. are packed for our move or stored in the garage for an estate sale when the house sells.
The release of this home, and all the necessary preparations required for the return journey to a quiet life by the sea are welcomed experiences. However, it’s also a season of waiting that calls for patience, faith, and trust that all will unfold in time. There are many unknowns.
When will the new owners appear? How long will the selling process take? Where will we live when we arrive at Carmel? What will the title of life’s next chapter be?