Dating god daniel horan
We want to learn all we can about the other and to include this new and exciting person in all of our activities.
Doesn’t this sound like dating minus the romantic nuances?
While this outline does little justice to the complexities of Franciscan life, it is at least a foundation. In our way of life a novice is one in his second year of what totals five to seven years of formation, or training.
I am not only a beginner in my second year, but at 23 I am young, which earns me the title “novice” twice over: I am also a novice at life.
After serving my brothers in the role of Martha, my time came to go off to the hermitage, and I was left alone. Not long in the silence of solitude, I understood that I was not alone.
With all the initial awkwardness of seeing a friend for the first time in a long time, I realized I was on a date with God.
When we first get to know a new friend, we want to spend time exclusively with that person; we desire to be around him or her.
The Marthas look after the needs of the Marys by preparing the meals, planning the prayer and protecting the solitude of the Marys.
Halfway through the experience the friars switch roles.
” It is no wonder that solitude is a scary experience when, from one’s earliest years, time alone or “time out” was a common consequence of childhood shenanigans.
Time out, however, was nothing compared with the dreaded “being grounded,” which not only required solitude but also limited one’s use of the Internet, telephone and television.In our modern prisons and schools, too, the final response to bad behavior often entails forced solitude and ostracism, in the form of solitary confinement or a trip to the principal’s office.