Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Making Room

In today's gospel from Saint John Jesus tells us:

A slave does not remain in a household forever,
but a son always remains.
So if the Son frees you, then you will truly be free.
I know that you are descendants of Abraham.
But you are trying to kill me,
because my word has no room among you.

The monastery is our home. Jesus is the Word who asks constantly for "room" in our hearts, in this our home. With him we monks are sons of our heavenly Father. In Christ and through the shedding of his precious Blood, we are freed from our slavish repetition of sinful ways that do not lead us to life. The call is continually to listen and make room for the Word and the freedom he offers.