Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ongoing Conversion

As monks we promise to work at building up fraternal relations within the community. We try to bear with one another patiently, humbly, lovingly. Nevertheless as in any family conflicts sometimes arise. But committed as we are to ongoing conversion of life, we make efforts to seek reconciliation. Our Constitutions put it well: "The preservation of unity among the brothers depends on a sincere and mutual effort towards reconciliation. To eliminate thorns of scandal from the community, the brothers are not to prolong the time of anger but, when there is a dispute, to make peace as soon as possible."