A life Interrupted -Part I

October 7, 2011

A new blog has recently fallen into my hands to read, and I really like it!  It is called Days of Deepening Friendship, and it is written by Vinita Hampton Wright, author and editor at Loyola Press.  

Here is her first post on “a life interrupted”:  

“I’ve come to believe that one aspect of maturity is the ability to see life’s interruptions not as interruptions but as necessary events and journeys.

If we think of the unexpected as an interruption, then our attitude will be to get rid of it as fast as we can—so that we can get on with our “real” or “ordinary” life. This might work if the unexpected is a dead car battery or a phone call we don’t really have time for. We jump the battery and tell the caller that “now really isn’t a good time.” Interruption handled!

But most interruptions are not so easily dispatched. A friend is in trouble and needs companionship for more than a few minutes. The tests come back from the doctor, and suddenly you or someone you love is on an altogether new and frightening path. A job is lost or changed. A tornado rips off the roof or a room. Or you wake up one day and must face the fatigue that has been dogging you for weeks. You know that it’s time to get off the fast track and be kind to yourself. And that won’t happen in an afternoon or a long weekend.

Interruptions are life. The unexpected is simply the life you have but don’t yet know about.
To read the rest….

How do you handle life’s interruptions?

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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