Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Agape


At last night’s Agape meal, we were invited to spend half an hour ‘together in solitude’ listening to what we sensed God was saying to us as a household. We shared our inklings over our meal and what emerged was a rich cord of truths which bound us together.

God is purifying us, making us foundational, cutting us with the exquisite sharpness of Zion’s jewels, calling us to call a wild variety of people to quality and to see beauty in others even when their flesh obscures it; calling us not to administer death but to know Him, to rise on eagle’s wings and be free.

It’s a privilege to be part of White Stone.

I found not one in all that company whom I did not love and by whom I was not confident that I was loved. I was filled with a joy so great that it surpassed all the delights of this world. For I felt as though my spirit was transfused into all of them and that the affection of all had passed over into me, so that I said with the prophet: ‘Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity'.

- Aelred of Rievaulx, eleventh-century Cistercian


And now to live the life...

4 comments:

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TJ said...

Hey up James, you've spam above

; ) The TJ

normal said...

Thanks TJ, I've got rid of it (there were some random poker ads featuring as well, did you see them? - Not exactly what we want to promote in the JA!..)

TJ said...

I hadn't actually clicked on those linked spams but I can imagin as have had various types of spam on my blog at times.I think the word verification thing you've put on will filter the spam out ok though.

; ) The TJ