That said, what the Rev. Sue Spencer is doing seems really cool.
I don't know why the monastic, contemplative life has a sort of pull for me. I'm really, really obviously unsuited for it. I don't remotely have the attention span, for one thing. The article suggests that Spencer will literally be doing more prayer before breakfast than I do in a month.
But I'm still intrigued, fascinated even. I find myself wishing she would write a book about her life.
I guess there's something amazing in loving something so much and feeling so connected to it that you're willing to give up everything else in the world for it.