Forward in Faith

By Sr. Nun Other

So far today (and it’s only 8:00 AM) I’ve heard two well-known idioms: going through the motions and one foot in front of the other. I personally like them both and don’t find them negative at all! I like them because they lead somewhere. When we sing the Liturgy of the Hours, it’s really song and motion. We bow to the altar, to one another, sit together, rise together and kneel when we make a mistake. These movements require being in tune (literally and figuratively) with those around us. After the service, I went to Bethany guest House. A sister, newly assigned to work there, told me she was putting one foot in front of the other. She was really saying, “I’m in unfamiliar territory, and not certain of success.” She then handed me a plate of amazing, nut-encrusted sticky rolls to serve. When change comes, we usually struggle. But we can adjust one step at a time, absorbing the new motions, moving forward until our will is aligned with God’s. Then we take the next step and find He was right all along.

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