Holy Week

by Melodius Monk  

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap the fruit of steadfast love. Break up your fallow ground: for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain salvation upon you. (Hosea 10:12)

I came across this verse from Hosea, a part of the bible I know little of, and found fitting as we travel through Holy Week. This week is more than just a remembrance of our salvation’s history; it is a special time to seek the Lord and cultivate new ground. In farming, land is purposefully left “fallow” or un-sown, for a period of time in order to restore the land’s fertility. Sometimes a part of us must be left fallow for a time too. 

This week, as we follow Jesus through his Passion, may we actively sow, reap, break-up and seek him, so that, together with the whole church, we may see the fruit of love, and feel the rain of salvation anew this Easter morning.


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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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