Full Balcony

Day 23

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,

Pastor Vallerie

One thought on “Full Balcony

  1. Gordon and I went to the bluegrass jam we enjoy last night. Rev. Kirby sat behind us so during a break I told him you are on sabbatical. He wanted me to say “Hi” for him when I could. So Hi. I will try to give him your blog address in 2 weeks at the next jam


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