Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Recently I've been thinking about praying the Daily Office. To be honest, I've never understood the attraction toward elements of monasticism.
I wonder about moving from the freedom to be in a natural relationship of conversation with the Father into a schedule of rote prayers. But I am trying to listen to the voices of those who have experienced this and feel it is a beneficial part of their spiritual journey.
It likely doesn't have to be an either/or, in that one could do the Daily Office in addition to their relational conversation with Papa.
The rhythm and discipline could be positive if they don't become a form of religious obligation. Also, I could use some more spiritual/religious language in both my prayers and my everyday life.
I'm just not sure what my husband will think of my new habit.