Days of Being: August 19

After hearing her say how much she missed the liturgical elements at her former church, her spiritual director recommended she use the Book of Common Prayer to help fill the gaps she sensed at her new church. She downloaded an app for her phone that contained an electronic version of the entire book. She read the appointed Scriptures and Psalms that day. She read the appointed Scriptures and Psalms the next day. And the next. 

The following Sunday the gap had widened into a gulf. She had to squint even harder--what she wanted seemed further away. Her efforts to satisfy her longings failed. Her desire for more had only grown because of the tastes she received on her own. Her new church's restriction of liturgy made her want to binge on it.

Days of Being is a micro-memoir project exploring memories and moments from every day of the year. Multiple years from my life are represented within the project celebrating what Madeleine L’Engle once said: “I am still every age that I have been.” Today’s micro-memoir is from one of my August 19s.