Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Abbey of Gethsemani
Over the years I have developed a routine at the Abbey. I usually sit in the balcony for the daytime prayers and I sit downstairs for Compline which is the last prayer of the day. Most days there are only a few people in the balcony but this day there was standing room only.
Lexington High School’s sophmore class came for a visit. They were well-manered teens who observed silence as if they had been doing it all their lives. I saw no cell phones. Sure, there were looks and whispers. But even the adult retreatants do that.
It was nice to have a balacony full of teens. Their presene caused me to miss our youth group. I said a prayer for both.
I count it all joy,