Monday, January 2, 2017

Two Dear Friends

The One who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new."

These words from the Book of Revelation were not spoken as a one time proclamation. God's will constantly invites us to correspond to the newness of each moment of our lives. As the community of Spencer enters into its 192nd calendar year, each of us is also called out of our oldness to be ready to meet the challenge of each moment, ready to encounter all those new faces that are waiting down the road of this year, and ready ourselves, to be remade.

What better way to celebrate this newness than by calling to mind those two dear friends whose feastday it is, Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzen. They struggled patiently to put into theological words the Mystery of the Trinity, so that their own generation might approach this Mystery with understanding, while never presuming to fully lay hold of the Mystery itself.

Photograph of the old north road after Saturday's storm by Brother Brian. Meditation by Father Gabriel.