Tag: fear

Confession: the only stream that satisfies

“Father, forgive me for I have sinned.  It has been two weeks since my last confession.” I fidget in my chair for a moment, playing with the black skirt of my postulant uniform, and glance up at the picture on the opposite wall. It is an extreme close up of one of my favorite bible…

Do not be afraid: learning to trust in God

“…Fear no one…do not be afraid…so do not be afraid…” We get it Jesus! He tells us not to fear 3 times in 7 verses and this is just a small taste of how many times some version of “do not by afraid” appears in scripture. Why? What are we so afraid of? The same…

The Saga of the Stripping Continues

The hair is cut.  My cartilage piercing is removed.  I’m living out of one drawer. We are coming down the last days of stripping – before the real stripping of formation begins, of course. Stubborn insecurities are rearing their ugly heads in one last valiant stand.  I haven’t had short hair since like 5th grade,…

Bowed With Fear

Oh fear, why dost thou persist? You are a most unwelcome guest – On your departure, I must insist!   You came as a comfort, I must admit – the comforting weight of a blanket.   On my shoulders you have sat, offering protection – you would insist.   You soaked up my tears, unbeknownst…

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