We recently saw a newspaper ad for an expensive resort, in the picture a couple were embracing tenderly on a beach. The heading read: Leaving Everything Behind. Yet Discovering So Much. Perhaps these words would also make the perfect title for a vocation brochure. Leaving everything behind for the sake of Christ Jesus our Lord and his kingdom, we are promised the hundredfold. He is the return, the hundredfold of love and tenderness and peace, all we long for. He reminds us as the father reminds the jealous son in the parable, "You are always with me, and all I have is yours."
Photograph of Abbey fields by Brother Casimir