Back in July I spent a week at the
The friary was an amazing place and it took my breath away when I walked through the gates. The presence of God was overwhelming and as the brothers greeted us, I could see God through their eyes and here Him through their words. I had no idea where I'd be placed to give my time and I had to leave it in God's hands. I kept telling myself he'll put me where I need to be and he did just that.
The friary was very large and I found myself getting turned around each time I came in from gardening. With the courtyard being in the middle I thought this would be a good point to find my fellow workers, but it wasn't.
|My Amazing Lord|
When we first entered the friary, there was the most beautiful Crucifix at the end of the hall that would take your breath away. I decided this Crucifix was going to be my compass for I knew Christ would lead me in the direction I needed to go.
Day after day I would enter the friary from gardening to see one of the youth, gather more tools or speak to another group leader and I'd get turned around. I constantly found myself saying, "If I just find Christ, I'll know which way to go" and when I found that Crucifix and centered myself in front of Christ, I knew exactly which way to go.
I got so use to saying this at the friary, I find it's my new mantra. I continue to say those words when I feel lost, a little down, trying to make a decision or when I feel I have no one else to talk to. Those words came so freely it didn't dawn on me until after I arrived home that's exactly how I need to live my life. So each day, I make it a point to find Christ, spend some time with him, and after our little talks, I know exactly which way to go and what I need to do.