Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Making Sacred Space

I tried listening to music while doing lectio divina for the first time. The noise in the lunchroom at work where I do my lectio is a distraction, so I was hoping music would cancel that and add a positive atmosphere. I used to drive to a wooded park for sanctuary, but now I take the light rail to work so that isn't an option.

The effect was surreal -- looking around the lunchroom, seeing people having animated conversations over sandwiches or around laptop computers, while I could hear nothing but Bach's Mass in B Minor. It was like being in a Stanley Kubrick movie.

Now I wonder if they would mind if I lit some incense....

1 comment:

LutheranChik said...

I've tried praying the Daily Office in the middle of a three-person office, phone ringing, stuff going on all around me...it adds a special poignancy to the "Lord, have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy.";-)