Moment by Moment

by Melodius Monk  

It’s often something simple that rocks me to the core. An unexpected moment where something touches me in the deep recesses of my inner being in a simple, yet profound and special way. Trying to voice the moment usually makes it feel trite, but it is still a moment when I know that something happened in my spirit, something I may not be able to explain or comprehend, but something I long for, something that gives me the assurance that God loves me, is watching me, and that he has my back. Over the weekend the words of Timothy Rees’ hymn caught me by surprise. “And when human hearts are breaking under sorrows iron rod, then we find that self same aching, deep within the heart of God. God is love, so Love for ever o’er the universe will reign.” This love is predestined, determined and there is not a thing anyone of us can do about it. Wow – we are so lucky. Moment by moment we should readily ask for the courage to fill our lives with this universal promise.


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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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  1. I was also deeply struck by the words of the hymn, which I had never heard before. I did not rest until I found it on the web. Very comforting for those of us who face multiple trials.

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