Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Brighter Day

The snow finally cleared, the sun rose, and this was the view today from my office window. I look at these views and can't help but see God's hand.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

A Snow Day

Just a couple of shots of the view from my office this morning.  We're having more of a snow storm than was predicted, I think.  The church is St. Mary's Cathedral in downtown Colorado Springs.  There's a park (where many homeless congregate) behind and to the left of the Cathedral.  St. Mary's soup kitchen is directly behind it.  The Carneige Library is the beautiful building in front of the church.  On a really beautiful day, it can be hard to concentrate and keep from just looking out the window.  Today, not so much.
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Friday, February 5, 2010

It All Matters

We come to a distinct monastery and congregation, to the Rule, to be taught, not to teach them. We come to be directed, not to direct, to be formed, not to form. If we allow all those things to happen to us in humility we quite likely WILL be elements of change for the better in the community's history, but that change will be one planned by God, not ourselves.  Br. Jerome Leo
This quote from Br. Jerome's daily meditations on the Rule (today's edition), reminded me that, when talking about a vocation, every element of that vocation matters.  Typical of Beneditine spirituality, everything is a gift of God, no matter how trivial it seems, and we can be grateful for all of it.