In the world
Here's the thing: I've been going through this calling thing, and talking to God about it a whole lot. It's drawing me very close.
These quiet moments, alone with my maker, are so precious. I want to spend more time like this.
Of course, the world goes on - the job always keeps me busy; I'm involved in a lot of things at church and fellowship with my friends there. Then, there's social life after work - going to hear great music with my friends.
I'm overflowing. It's all good. But ...
Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be. We are called to be in the world, but not of the world.
Sometimes, I'd like to be like Julian, an anchoress — reclusive and spending lots of time in prayer and contemplation. I could crawl out of my hidey-hole now and then, to share my visions.
I think I just have to make sure I have enough time for solitary prayer and meditation.