By Melodious Monk
Did Jesus come this Christmas? Have I let him penetrate my sometimes hardened heart? Have I let him come all the way in where it is warm, where I can give shelter? Have I let him into the rooms that hurt, the rooms I feel embarrassed about, and the rooms I don’t dare enter myself? Have I let his tiny hands touch those scars, or his tiny eyes shed light ever deeper into my heart?
Did Jesus come differently this year?
Did I expect Jesus to come differently this year?
A new year brings hope, the possibility for change, for transfiguration.
Jesus is continually coming. Will I choose to open the door and let him in?
Well, summer hit with a big hot bang yesterday! We’ve been coasting along in the mid 60’s and 70’s for weeks now…I knew the inevitable was coming. Because of the heat, the sisters’ recreation time together was moved to 7:15pm – a walk on the flats. It was beautiful…there was a breeze, and enough tidal pools to cool our feet, as well as reflect the sunset. There were lots of vacationers out enjoying the beauty as well. A number of them asked who we were. (I wasn’t realizing the impact 60 sisters would be – streaming down the beach – til I turned and looked!) It was a nice feeling to be able to point to the bell tower and angel at the Community of Jesus, and invite them to come and visit. I hope they do.
One of our greatest joys is when others come to pray with us. Please visit the calendar that lists the year’s calendar of liturgies and events at the Community of Jesus, and especially at the Church of the Transfiguration.
We look forward to saying “Welcome” in person and hope that along with your own church home, we might be a blessing in your life.