Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Recognizing Him

Within the day to day routine of prayer and work, we monks are committed to ongoing attentiveness to Jesus' presence in our midst. But even here in the monastery of all places,  we may often fail to recognize him in the ordinariness of our day. Like the disciples on their way to Emmaus, when we reflect on a day's activities oftentimes our eyes are opened and we recognize that the Lord Jesus has indeed been accompanying us in all the details of our day, interested in us and our needs and joys from moment to moment, though we may have failed to recognize him.

Photograph of monastery landscape by Brother Casimir.