I had a divine appointment today. A few times a year I make it a point to get away for a time of personal prayer and reflection. I usually have a plan for how to use that time away, on this mini retreat I was working on developing my Rule of Life. When I am on retreat like this I do everything I can so I am not disturbed, I try to keep my focus on hearing from God.
I got up on Wednesday morning and went to breakfast, my usual spot was crowded, and I was looking for a place to be anonymous so I kept driving. Ten miles later I found what I was looking for, a small Friendly’s with very few cars out front. On my way in I saw a woman sitting alone drinking Dunkin Donuts coffee. I remarked about her courage, bringing the “good stuff” into another restaurant. I was seated one booth away, in such a way that I could not help but see her. Pulling out my book I knew I was going to have to work at being alone with my thoughts in this place. As I read I could not escape the thought that I was to speak to her… [Read more…]