A few weeks ago, I was at TNTT skit practice when I saw that the church was still open and people were entering and leaving even though it was already a little bit past 8 PM. I jokingly said, “People actually go to Adoration on their own free time?” Another Huynh Trưởng looked at me and said, “Don’t you do that?” I hesitated to answer for a second because I was surprised that he knew that fact about me even though I have never explicitly told him or other TNTT people so. “At Our Lady of Peace. Not here,” I answered. There was a slight pause before he said, “You’re so admirable.”
I laughed and asked, “How so?” because I was not completely sure if he was being serious. “You’re so spiritual,” he answered. With that, I simply laughed again.
I was still skeptical that he actually believed that for a few days until my Spiritual Direction meeting. After telling my Spiritual Director about that conversation, he confirmed me that the work I have put into prayer is radiating from inside out. He gave me examples of Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa.
At that moment, I remembered all the times I have taken the time out of my busy and sometimes hectic schedule to spend 30 minutes or longer at Our Lady of Peace Church to pray. There were plenty of times when I have thought to myself, “Why am I here? Am I just wasting my time? Is this even helping or working?”
It seemed that my prayer was answered in a way I would have never guessed.