Sunday, August 26, 2012

Our Monastic Day

As we know, this blog is about living for God in the midst of the world.  It's about our ongoing efforts to cooperate with God's grace to live as completely for Him as if we lived in a physical monastery.

It's not easy.  We all know it's not easy.  But it is do-able.

To help us embrace aspects of such a life, I'd like to consider, over the next few weeks, one typical monastic day.  My hope is to look at what things are done in a physical monastery, have a look at the surroundings, and consider anew how we can live various parts of OUR days in the monastery of the heart. 

Prayer will hopefully be the main part of this "adventure." I trust God to provide the "tour," space for each of us to pray and consider, scriptures (yes, there will be those), and His holy guidance.  I offer these next days to Him, and am very much looking forward to what He will do.

As I write this, night is falling.  We must rest, for another monastic day will soon be dawning...

"Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake.  Watch over us as we sleep; that awake we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in His peace........"  (from the Night Office)

(painting Weis Le Chateau de Clervaux, US public domain)

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