Today was the Feast of the Transfiguration!
I was able to go to liturgy
and eat blessed peaches and grapes afterwards.
Plans for going to the monastery when I am home
are coming to fruition.
God is merciful.
I have applied to another job
and will be working on two more applications in the coming days.
I am in a whirlwind of church services,
and job searching.
It is all very joyous but a bit overwhelming at the same time.
God is really giving me a special time right now
and I am grateful.
At the same time I am seeking to earnestly pray for a job.
And asking God to prepare me for this.
I was at a Paraklesis service
and this was really beautiful.
I talked with a friend who told me of a monastic giving these two beautiful words:
Be soft, be ever becoming more soft towards the Lord.
Give God your prayer rule and let Him change it as He wills -
hold your prayer rule with open hands towards the Lord.