By Sister Nylas Moser, ASC
This summer, I traveled to Italy for the chance to be with 43 “kids my own age” at a seminar for Adorers in mid-life.
Amidst the spectacular beauty of Lake Nemi, we played, prayed, danced, hiked and shared aspects of our life’s journey. The experience refreshed and re-energized my soul.
The theme of our time together was, “At the Well,” which refers to the encounter of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:4-41).
The time allowed me to reflect on questions stemming from a recent difficulty:
- Has the well of my self-perception gone dry?
- Have I been going to a “dry well?”
- Is there a jar that I need to leave behind?
Has the well of my self-perception gone dry?
At my age, I consider myself a veteran of life experience.
After all, I’ve been in ministry for more than 40 years now! At times, I have found myself in a good space, and other times in a painful space — emotionally, spiritually, and ministerially.
One inner or outer space affects another.
I’m learning that the truth of my own experience has something to teach me, whether it comes at a heavy price or as a surprise.
- Do you have dry wells in your life?
- What is the truth of your life experience teaching you?