Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Time To Finally Catch My Breath
I just really love the above picture. It is actually Pope Benedict who is holding up the monstrance. I decided to post it because tonight I had the blessing of being able to attend adoration. I went to it in such a good mood too because I finally heard from a friend of mine who I have been praying about a lot lately. He had been in a very depressed mood and I was seriously starting to worry about him. After a few months of not hearing a thing from him he finally called my family. He is supposed to be my brother's confirmation sponsor so he was calling to check-up on some things. I was so excited when I heard how happy his voice was over the phone. He is in a really good place right now which made my day to finally know.
As I said I was in a mood of thankfulness tonight going into adoration. I find relief while sitting there in reverent silence with so many other young Catholics in the room finding that same kind of solace as I do. What was really neat about tonight's though is that there was a thunderstorm going on outside. It was not a scary one, but a light one. The sound of the rain and the thunder in the background made adoration seem even more peaceful and relaxing.
Another part of adoration that I love is how I feel like I can catch my breath during that time. I sit down and talk to God and during that time it seems as if time kind of stops and freezes after awhile. It is refreshing and rejuvenating.
After adoration was over I looked at a few of my friends and said how much better I felt, and they both laughed at me and said that they were just thinking the exact same thing. I am so blessed to be close to this group where so often we are all thinking the exact same thing. It is kind of weird how much we all have in common. A group of friends like this particular one does not happen so often, and so I am relishing the little time I have left with them before the end of this school year.