>The mass readings all week have been from Genesis. When you get right down to it, Genesis is both a profound and a brutal book. So far we’ve only made it to the Garden of Eden, but things will get bad soon for Adam and Eve. But check out the old style readings for Matins/Vigils. Might as well drop by Universalis.
Fr. Michael celebrated this morning. When he says mass it is always such a quiet experience. I like that, nothing aggressive in his tone or his words. When he calls us to reflection it is with a skill that shows just how deep his soul really is.
Today I will have the first physical exam I’ve had in over fifteen years. I both look forward to it, and dread it. The dread is the time it takes. Morning is my most productive time of day. A physical in the middle of the morning eats into my writing schedule.
I am pleased to report that the topic of the next paper on my agenda is the role of the Abbot for the Lay Cistercians. At this point I’m doing research and have no conclusions, or assumptions, beyond being edified by the research itself. That will mix well with the response paper I will be collating and writing my Lay Cistercian community. I believe that it is the duty of everyone who is able, to take the fruit of their studies and turn their insights into a paper for the edification of others. If any good writers emerge I will encourage them to write something for CSQ. Every movement has its writers.