On Second Thought

by Sr Nunother    

Recently, I discussed with a group of sisters the most important qualities in a leader. One member of the group suggested exceedingly abundant joy. Huh?  I was puzzled and lobbied that it would never be on my list. I’m not even sure I know what joy is, let alone the exceedingly abundant type. Exceedingly abundant practicality, maybe. The Lauds reading this past Sunday caught my attention. I listened to an informative dissertation on the Wedding Feast at Cana. How interesting. Jesus, a true leader, chose a wedding to perform his first miracle. He could have healed a leper, calmed a storm, walked on water, or raised someone from the dead. Instead, he chose a joyful occasion — a wedding — and deemed it important enough to mark the beginning of his public ministry. Is it trivial that he changed water into wine, or rather a statement on the importance of joy in our lives?  I think my friend of the exceedingly abundant joy is much wiser than I. 

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About Sr. Nun Other

May 16, 2012, completed my 30th year as a Sister. It was both a milestone and just another day in an interesting journey. Some of those thirty years included singing with Gloriae Dei Cantores, marching in Spirit of America band, and serving on our Sisters Council. As a monastic, I live surrounded by beauty and within a frame work of opportunity and possibility. I'm sixty-four (much to my surprise) and extremely grateful for my life as a sister - past, present, and future.

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