Christ Jesus wants more of me, more of you. What the more is, each of us probably knows somewhere, way down in the depths of our own heart. The candidates and those in formation are well aware of what they have to lose, what’s at stake. And certainly our brethren in the infirmary, those whose health is precarious, know what they have to lose and why it’s worth it. Something big is in the balance- life on high with Christ Jesus our Lord. Perhaps for those of us in the middle a bit of dawdling may be the cushion we need when the monastic life seems to be too much for us. But Jesus asks us for more. Jesus is impatient with anything that might impede his access to our hearts. And he wants us to come to him for everything we need.
Photo by Brother Brian.