Wednesday, October 11, 2017
I'm making my way through Caroline Myss' audio version of Entering the Castle, again. Nine disks of Caroline kicking my ass. I can only take it for short bursts of time. Caroline don't mess. She is direct, blunt, bossy, often downright nasty. Think: Judge Judy.
Entering the Castle is the exploration of Teresa of Avila's work, 500 years ago.
The more things change, the more things stay the same.
Teresa was a mystic. She was a promoter of reform and prayer. She outlined the deep interior of the soul the "castles," and the experiences within.
Our priest is speaking more on the topic of prayer these days, and has initiated "Name Tag Sundays" once-a-month. Everyone gets a name tag when they enter church, and at the end of Mass, you are to switch with someone you don't know (tough for Wil, he knows everyone), and pray for that person for the next month.
While switching name tags, asking someone to pray for you can be awkward and uncomfortable, it is so powerful. And such an honor.
I've got the Marys going for Maggie this month. Maggie has me.
We have each other.
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