A Sister Reflects - Reflección de una Hermana

On the Journey | En el Viaje

girl standing next to a bicycle between two diverging paths

Discernment is really a wonderful journey. An opportunity to grow personally and closer to God. I have developed a habit when I enter into discernment to reread two of my favorite writings: one is The Merton Prayer by Thomas Merton, and the other is the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.

I have sections my heart always settles on to aid me in my discernment journey. 

From The Road Not Taken:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

When I take time with these two pieces of literature, I feel a sense of peace as I realize I never have to make my decision alone.

Sister Mary Jones, OP

En el Viaje

El discernimiento es realmente un viaje maravilloso. Una oportunidad para crecer personalmente y acercarse a Dios. Cuando entro en discernimiento, he desarrollado el hábito de volver a leer dos de mis escritos favoritos: uno es la Oración de Merton por Thomas Merton, y el otro es el poema El Camino No Tomado por Robert Frost.

Tengo secciones en las que mi corazón siempre se asienta para ayudarme en mi jornada de discernimiento.

Desde El Camino No Tomado:

Dos caminos se bifurcaban en un bosque, y yo—
Yo tomé el menos transitado, y eso ha hecho toda la diferencia.

Cuando me tomo el tiempo con estas dos piezas de literatura, siento una sensación de paz al darme cuenta de que nunca tengo que tomar mi decisión sola.

Hermana Mary Jones, OP

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Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP
Sister Katherine Frazier, OP
Sister Maribeth Howell, OP
Sister Mary Jones, OP

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