Sunday, April 26, 2015


Beloved, we are God’s children now;
what we shall be has not yet been revealed.
We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is.

As our Brother Charbel read these words from the First Letter of John during this morning's Mass, he emphasized the word now. And we were struck anew by the realization that yes, here and now we belong to God; we are children with Christ Jesus of one Father. Father Isaac then spoke beautifully in his homily of our irrevocable union with God in Christ, a union that nothing can destroy. The resurrected Jesus reveals the brilliance of this union as he returns to his disciples still marked by the wounds of his cruel agony and death but absolutely alive, beautifully transcendent and completely Other. He is truly human, truly divine. And he reveals to us our truth, our destiny, united as we are with him through our baptism.

Photographs of early spring at the monastery by Brother Brian.