I received confirmation that over the Christmas holidays I can return for a brief visit to the monastery. My second communion as an Orthodox Christian was there. I have stayed twice before.
I can't tell you how relieved I am that I will, Lord willing, be returning there for a short while.
I often get stuck in my own little world with its worries, joys, confusions and chaos. I hope to get beyond this and be able to rest and receive advice for those things I need to ask.
It is times like these that I feel most hopeful.
May the Lord continue to show His mercy to us.