Wednesday, July 19, 2006


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...


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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