A reader writes:
My praying the rosary has become an “addictive” habit. I only do it once a day, but now I feel compelled, in a virtually “addictive” way, to do it once a day, because otherwise I feel deprived.
(An intelligently ecumenical gloss: I have some Sufi friends - of the Jerrahi Order, “apostolates” of Rumi who I think might actually be a Saint even though he was a nominal Muslim - who have told me that in THEIR order of Sufism, “to forget to pray is its own punishment, because if you forget to pray then you are depriving yourself of God’s company.”)
Anyway, the rosary has literally become a “habit” to which I feel “addicted”, although not in a compulsive way. I simply feel...READ MORE