the convent came to a close tonight. obviously i recorded it and watched it after the football ;-)
in its own way it has been just as profound as the monastery. when i turned the tv on big brother was on the other side. the contrast couldn't be greater.
i guess it shouldn't be surprising but it is amazing - each of the women have been transfromed in different ways by their experience of 40 days sharing in the life of a community of nuns. there is something about the rhythm of prayer and worship and service that creates the space for them to be vulnerable and be themselves and experience god. there is something incredibly powerful about feeling safe. the nuns provide a climate of acceptance and love where the women are safe and can trust and open up. acceptance is such a healing thing...
i admire the women on it for making themselves vulnerable for a public audience. i hope they feel fairly represented by the programmes. and i hope and pray that their lives have been enriched by the experience - it certainly seems that way.