Thursday, April 18, 2013

First Things First

Revisiting the basics of what it means to be a "cloistered heart," we must begin (again) with first things first. 

There is ONE reason for the cloistered heart.  ONE reason for the analogies, for the strivings toward holiness, for faithfulness to prayer. 

Our analogies would be nothing more than “nice thoughts” (perhaps even illogical ones) if we did not keep sight of the Reason for them all. 

The Reason is a Person.  Without this Person, cloistered life (whether physical or spiritual) would be pointless and empty and fruitless and vague.  If we know and remember nothing else about the monastery or consecrated life, we must remember this:   

Jesus is the Reason for it all.  

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