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The World Community for Christian Meditation, which is inclusive of all denominations, shares a commitment to the discipline of meditation inspired by the early Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers, and John Cassian in particular, and as taught by Fr. John Main, OSB (1926-1982). Today, his successor, Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB, a Benedictine monk and Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, continues the teaching. It transforms our lives in its twice daily practice and creates a community that constitutes a monastery without walls.

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Lenten Reflections | Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB | Tuesday

Paradox is the portal to truth.

This may easily sound glib. Paradox can be fudged into something merely confusing where we don’t really suffer through the awkward contradictions of life, the bitter disappointments, betrayals of hopes, hurricanes of egoism, jungles of illusion and those swamps of misunderstandings that separate us from others for decades. We skirt around them rather than enduring the passion of them. Passion is undergoing.

Paradox - as the Tao and the Gospel testify, together with every sacred text that the human spirit has given birth to – is more than just not getting what we want or having a setback. It is ultimately not less than everything, not less than the Cross.

In a few days’ time, the purification of mind and heart that Lent has worked in us – to whatever degree – will be tested in the way we re-tell the story of the last days and hours of the life of Jesus. These occupy a disproportionate amount of space in his biography because they squeeze and distill, from the driest of stones, the meaning of his words and of his very nature. His story is who he is: the eye of the needle.          Continue reading ....