Monday, March 5, 2012
What to read for today.
Chapter 10:The Body of Broken Bones
Questions for your personal reflection.
In your family or other close relationships, have you ever experienced love as “the resetting of a Body of broken bones”? What does that phrase release or reveal to you?
Sharing with others: What caught your attention or provoked your thinking today?
This chapter puts me in mind of the community at Christ Church Deer Park - that inevitably, even if we were to be saints, there would be some anguish and pain at the differences that come between us. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Nor is it a criticism. In fact, in my experience this is what makes Christ Church Deer Park such a crucible for personal and spiritual growth, learning to be oneself while at the same time participating in a community. I should imagine that Merton had the same kind of experience in his monastery.
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