We all need kindred spirits as we journey through this world. This is especially true in our faith journey. We need a community of like-minded souls to pray with, to share our lives with, and to have the occasional (or frequent) rant with!
I belong to an online prayer community called Our Lady of the Round Table. We ‘meet’ each week-day to share our prayers and reflections on the daily scripture readings from the Lectionary. We use the lectio divina form of prayer. (Stay tuned for more on lectio divina in tomorrow’s post.)
The true gift of this community is our geographical and cultural diversity. We hail from Canada, the USA, France, Ireland, Australia and Kenya. We share the joys and struggles of family life, work, studies, and church. We have the freedom to let loose with our frustrations, knowing that listening ears and open hearts will be at the receiving end. We share our joys and successes without fear of bragging, for happiness is meant to be shared.
I began this blog with much trepidation. My OLRT friends were the first to know of my initial efforts. They supported me from the start, and continue to do so. They give me the courage to find a voice. They flesh out my feeble attempts with their wisdom on the discussion boards. Their prayers lift me, and their amazing works inspire me. They are faith-filled and compassionate women. Each, in their own way, are making the world and church a better place to be.
To Mary, Lorna, Julie, Susan, Marceta, Joanne and Chris….this rainbow’s for you! 😉
(The Our Lady of the Round Table community has a daily prayer blog at Prayers from the Round Table.)