A Crown

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?
Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
and crowned them with glory and honor.
God has crowned us with glory and honor. The psalmists proclaimed we “have” been crowned.  It isn’t that we “might” be crowned, or possibly if you’re good, or only if you’re a certain blood type. We have been crowned, all of us — your parents, siblings, next-door-neighbors, co-workers, everyone. Yet, I think many of us often take this “crown” off.  Are we afraid of what it may require of us?  Are we scared we’ll disappoint God? Do we not want to take the responsibility of honor? It might be a different answer for everyone. But if God the Creator, decided to crown us with glory and honor, I don’t think it is something we can remove. This crowning was created to be the best parts in each of us. In everyone we meet, we would do well to remind, encourage, nurture, and respect these magnificent “crowns.”

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About Melodius Monk

I'm 30 years old, and I grew up at the Community of Jesus. My parents moved from Ohio to live at the Community two years before I was born, so with the exception of a few years at college, I’ve lived in the Community my whole life. I became a Novice Brother in 2003, and made my profession as a brother in 2005. Currently I have a pretty varied life as a brother. In addition to daily responsibilities in our liturgies, I cook, sing, play trumpet, and am responsible for various cleaning and maintenance needs in the church building (my favorite jobs is changing the light bulbs at 45 feet!) I also arrange transportation for brothers to various appointments, work on repairing musical instruments, clean the barn, give tours of the church, make the weekly food menu for the Friary, and help out with various other needs as they arise around the Community. Growing up, I was not particularly interested in the religious life, but I met Jesus at an inter-varsity fellowship meeting my second year in college, and that re-directed my life drastically. I feel very fortunate to have found my life’s calling, and the hope for more wholeness is what keeps me on my monastic journey on difficult days.

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