How in the world did I become a NUN?
It’s been ten years. I haven’t danced a dance, tapped a toe, or sung a show tune for quite some time. (Unless you count those times in the basement when my kids weren’t looking.) I decided to audition for Sister Act.
My heart racing, I belted my song…and made the show. I silently prayed for two things: 1. I would not have a heart attack during choreography. 2. This show would be a God-given mission.
There’s nothing like the sparkle and challenge of performing onstage. I love musical theater.
More than the performance, however, I love the relationships. Working with a cast and crew is a wonderful experience. When you spend months sweating together, you bond.
Our cast and crew came from all walks of life. I was one of the older ones. (OK, well, maybe…the oldest!) I loved the talented men and women who worked on and off stage.
Life is about relationships, after all. God’s work is about loving others. This God stuff works well in theatre. I listened to woes, prayed for ailing mommas, picked up lost costumes and talked to anxious performers. I observed joyful interactions and silently prayed for those in crisis around me.
Yep, I hoofed it, but there was more.
The play “Sister Act” was about redemption, reconciliation and….God’s love. That’s what life is all about.
…And that’s why I became a nun. I’m thanking God for the experience.