The Feast of the Presentation today and really wanting to get to mass, but home and slow due to sickness. What really grabbed my attention as we read the readings numerous times starting at bed last night... After Anna the prophetess' husband died..."She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer." I know that on many deep internal levels that I am a contemplative, and if not for all that pulls me into the world in the way of Family and Farm that I would so never leave the temple night and day... I do admit that fasting has never been big for me, and I do know that there is reason for it and that it can accomplish spiritual tasks for us as we strive for holiness and pray for the world. But I fail more often than not at fasting. So there is room to grow and to improve my spiritual life! But the prayer part is so HUGE for me!
This is all I long for... to be forever in heaven with Jesus, Mary and all the Saints!