Saturday, February 24, 2007

zimbabwe

i'm thinking of entering a convent in zimbabwe. i want to work with aids orphans, and there aren't a ton of anglican convents that do that, as far as i can tell. there are two in zimbabwe that i've found. i recently met with a priest who used to live in zimbabwe and who knows these orders fairly well. she had some good, sound advice. i'm going to visit zimbabwe this summer and spend a couple of weeks at these convents to see what the holy spirit has to say about it all.
i heard someone recently say that you can't will something to happen, but you can be willing. i'm working hard on being willing. i wish i had five lifetimes because there's so much i want to do. i want to foster children here in nyc. i want to live someplace warm and sunny all year round. i want to be a religious. i guess i'm trying to do all that in one place. but, i have to keep reminding myself that i'm not in charge of all this. i keep turning it over to god.

3 comments:

Jen said...

I pray that God make clear to you want He wants you to do and where He wants you to go

Allen said...

As someone who is intrigued by the religious lives of monks and nuns, I pray for your journey.
I'm sure God will continue to show you the way.

lorna (see through faith) said...

turning it over to God - sounds healthy to me :)