As I follow a rhythm of prayer outlined in this book, I find myself excited to get in bed and pray the last prayer. Reflecting on how I’ve journeyed through the day, I love this particular reflection question:
“When did I experience my heart opening wide today?”
Some days, I have to think hard to give an answer. But it was easy in India- a trip overflowing with heart moments.
Here are some of those heart-opened-wide moments:
When I touched “The Untouchables.” I wish all of you could experience the hugs, kisses, babies in my arms, hand-in-hand life I got to live with the people of Kalavai that week.
When I experienced kids and adults playing and enjoying life in a way they never have before.
When I entered into life and friendship with teenage girls- like Sathya, my friend who was a 16 year old (almost) mother of three.
When I loved the abandoned, the orphaned, the child in need of attention.No one prepared me for the pain a heart feels when it expands for so many and then has to get on an airplane and come home. I’m deeply grateful, humbled and heart-connected.