Isn't confession, followed by Holy Communion, a wonderful thing? That was our experience tonight at our weekly communion service. I shared with our larger group the experiences that we have in our very small Tuesday night Lectio Divina contemplative prayer meetings. To my surprise, most at the communion service asked if we could incorporate the Lectio Divina prayers into the weekly communion service. We're going to try that next week.
I don't know how anyone else experiences Holy Communion, but for me, Jesus is right there amongst us. He either reveals something more of His nature that we didn't know, or He listens more intently to our supplications. Either way (or whatever other way) it is a sacred time. And for our weekly communion group to want to get in on the Lectio Divina prayer is a step in the right direction.
God reveals Himself to us continuously. If we fail to listen when He speaks...perhaps we need to shut up and be quiet. If we think that He fails to hear us when we ask of Him, we need to lose our insecurities. It's with a confidence, and a sense of comfort, that we should seek His revelation in our lives.
I think we all may benefit to extend our quiet time with Our Lord. Something may come of it that is from right field. Something may come of it that endorses us. Regardless of what anybody else may think, something will come of it.