I don't remember where I read it, but that's how a monk described his daily experience of faith as he was living in a monastic community. We fall over...and we get back up again. I like the idea that people who are living their lives dedicated to prayer and the disciplines of community also find … Continue reading Falling over and getting up again
Image by lyeln4 from Pixabay The thing about pilgrimage is you have to carry everything you need that you don't think you'll be able to pick up along the way. But you don't want to carry anything you won't need. Because it's hard enough just walking the walk. Why would you bring stuff along that … Continue reading Travelling Light
"Being in a secure, homey, and comfortable environment is pleasant to the body and the emotions. Being on the road is hard on the body but is a state in which the soul can take wings and the spirit can be free."Satish Kumar When a pilgrim sets out on a journey, they become a stranger. … Continue reading Welcome, pilgrim
All in a day's work... One of the things I've noticed as I've been pondering what direction we might explore in this coming term is that it is hard to let go of the desire for a tangible goal, or a clear path with encouraging milemarkers that let you know you are a) still heading … Continue reading The quotidian pilgrimage
The Resources Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.Matthew 5:11-12 The final beatitude is worth pausing with … Continue reading because of me
A. J. Muste The Resources The penultimate beatitude gives us another turn of the jewel that is the heart to allow a fresh perspective and reflection on the shape and flavour of a life lived in the flow of grace: “You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. … Continue reading There is no way to peace….
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God! The Resources Last time we reflected on Moses asking for the special favour of seeing God, and even as God granted it, Moses was told that it was a dangerous request. This time Jesus assures us that purity of heart is a safe path … Continue reading Being single