Saturday, March 24, 2012

March 24 - Caves and Cathedrals

Here in Cor Unum, when we take twenty minutes to pray or spend five minutes in worship (if that isn’t in your Divine Office yet, welcome!) we join the chorus of those singing in mountain caves in Korea and those schooled in Gregorian chant in Bavaria. Even now, others are reading, others are heeding, others are giving their day to the goodness of God, commanding their minutes so that the hours will flow together in celebration of the One Who has loved us with an everlasting love.

All this is current, historical reality, whether it crosses the path of our minds or not. In Cor Unum, we choose to take part. Our hearts cry out, “With as many as are worshiping the God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, with as many as are bringing their prayers and their devotion before Him, I join their number and their song!”

We bring our monastic souls before our King, and we say, “Father, wherever You are worshiped, wherever there are those who have brought their lives before You for the sake of Your pleasure and Your kingdom, number me among them! Hear my prayers with theirs; join our souls with Yours!”

The Father has a soul. Did you know it? He says, in Jeremiah 32, “I will rejoice over them to do them good and will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul.”

This God, our Father, who has covenanted to do us good and never turn back from doing us good, it is He Whom we seek, His life we make our own, His throne before which we bow, and for the sake of His pleasure that we order our days and chart our paths so that we may have time for Him and with Him, that in the caves and the cathedrals of our own hearts, our Cor Unum Abbey, we may enjoy and exalt Him forever!

Monserrat Abbey,
Richard Schneider
by permission

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