Tuesday, November 8, 2016


We pray for a peaceful, just and grace-filled Election Day. As one columnist recently reminded us: God is ultimately the Lord and Master of history. And Christ Jesus our Lord is always inviting us to make things better for each other, and especially to protect those who are most vulnerable. God acts in history, and he will use anything at all to get our attention. He chastises and rescues and intervenes in ways unimaginable, when we choose to cooperate with him. What is God's message to us at this critical moment?

For the grace of God has appeared, saving all
and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires
and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age,
as we await the blessed hope,
the appearance of the glory of the great God
and of our savior Jesus Christ,
who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness
and to cleanse for himself a people as his own,
eager to do what is good.   Titus 2

Recent photograph of the Abbey woodlands by Brother Brian.