Jonah’s Fast – Three days in the dark

Blessed Fast of Jonah dear friends,

I had previously written a post about how the story of Jonah inspires me: you can read the post here:

This year, I was reflecting on the “3 days in the belly of the fish”. Total darkness.

Total darkness.

Completely detached from the world. In a cocoon with only one thing to do: pray!

Can you imagine 3 days of stillness, in communication with our Lord?

Would I (ever) be able to sit in absolute stillness for 3 days? 3 hours even?

How many distractions compete for my attention?

How many distractions do I allow to creep into my life and thus justify my excuse of “not enough hours, time, to devote to praying and reading the scriptures?”

As I ponder the answers to these questions, I am comforted by the story, yet again: our Lord is always looking to give us one more chance to return to His loving arms, even when we are running in the opposite direction.

God bless,

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