Thursday, June 25, 2020


Perhaps our most important work as monks is to allow things to fall apart and to notice that as things fall apart we more available for Christ's mercy. Perhaps part of our work is to normalize this fragmentation for one another - normalize the falling apart as the means to a most glorious end - life in Christ Jesus. This is not a careless, presumptive laziness, (“I’m broken, you’re broken, we're OK; Christ will rescue us. No problem!”) Neither is it the blind leading the blind into a catastrophic fall. It is rather the weak leading the weak into a willing acknowledgement and celebration of the inevitability of our fragmentation and weakness as the great good news that will lead to our transformation in Christ Jesus. As he reminds us this morning he alone is our Rock amidst the storm.

Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.