A Surpassable Peace

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I stand here, staring at the stony path which leads to the gates of the convent and beyond.  A peace which surpasses all understanding fills me.

After living at the convent for ten years, I no longer wanted to cloister myself so I decided to leave the order.  This was after much prayer and fasting.

It feels strange, though.  My head feels bare and I can look down and see my feet from the knees to the ankles.  I feel free, liberated.

I cast one last look around me before I start walking towards my new life.

 

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This was written for the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields For more details, visit Here.  To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.


19 thoughts on “A Surpassable Peace

    1. Thanks, Dale. Yes, she live her life as a nun and now she has decided to reenter the world. And you’re right, nothing is wrong with her serving God in another capacity and at the same time experiencing life in a different way.

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  1. One joints a convent to attain freedom. Getting out of the convent may temporarily give freedom to body, will mind be free? It will adjust itself into a new routine and new rhythm.

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