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SATURDAY, March 6

Psalm 27:5-6 One thing have I asked of the LORD; one thing I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life; To behold the fair beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Sometimes, I have difficulty finding God. Even when I am in church, singing the hymns and sacred songs, praying the historical and biblical prayers, listening to the message from those who have studied the Bible and theology, I don’t always feel close to God.

When I moved to Chicago for graduate school, I began attending Iglesia Episcopal Santa Teresa de Ávila. As Holy Week approached, I knew I would have to adopt a different way of observance than I had practiced in the church of my childhood. During the Triduum, I decided to take the suggestion of the vicar to pray in the church during the daytime. When I went in on Good Friday, everything was silent. No one was there. So I decided to look up at the cross, and then at the altar. I knelt and closed my eyes in the silence, and I began to pray. I felt, for the first time in a long time, that I was talking to God.

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