Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

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2013 September 1 - God Is with Us

In our daily life the path is often unclear. We don’t know which way to turn, and we are tempted to believe that no one is in charge, nobody cares, and no one is listening. This darkness is the necessary context for the struggle of faith, so that we may freely choose for or against God. In the midst of this struggle it is most consoling to realize that God’s main revelation to us about himself is that he loves us, watches over each of us at every moment, and desperately wants us to live with him forever. If this is not true, nothing is true. Behind all the trials and troubles of the world a constant message pulsates throughout the universe, like the rhythmic beating of God’s heart: I am with you. I love you. Trust me. (page 12)

Don’t Trust the Abbot: Musings from the Monastery
by Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB