“Because it was a glass jar, I guestimated the number of candies on the top layer (remember, the candies were of various sizes). Then, I guestimated the number of layers of candy in the jar and then I multiplied my two guestimates (the number of candies in 1 layer X the number of layers of candy) to get a guestimate of the total number of candies in the jar. I submitted my guess of 1500. There were actually 1489 candies in the jar.”
Pray: God is the source of all gifts in our lives and we express our gratitude in prayer. As a whole community we gather three times a day to give thanks and praise to God. We also seek to know Jesus on a personal level and do this by praying with the scriptures, with creation or by just sitting in God’s presence.
Work: Our overall work is to spread the kingdom of God in the world. Our prayer and community life together provides the energy we need to do this ministry. Each sister’s gifts and talents are matched with the ministry needs so that she may grow in her personhood and those to whom she ministers may see the action of God in their lives.
Play: It is part of our tradition to both work and play. Play is a great way to nourish our relationships with our sisters, to re-energize, to get in touch with creation, and to nourish the child in us. Laughter is great medicine.
Celebrate: We need to take time out of our ordinary schedules to celebrate the important events of our lives. We celebrate birthdays, feast days, professions, jubilees with much anticipation and excitement. Funerals are also important as we gather to celebrate the sister’s life among us and her birth into eternal life. If we were to list some of the high points of community life, celebrations would be near the top of the list.
Blessings to you,
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