A long time ago we all started of down a path .
The path with its ' many twists and turns could have many descriptions .
The path could have many names as it has unfolded through the journey and offering of
life time :
Turning from self to find true self .
At the start we somewhere deep inside ourselves even if we could not express it in words
knew there was an invitation - " Stay here and keep watch with Me ."
Walking this path step by step we have also come to learn what it is not :
Focused on self .
Judgmental of our brothers and sisters .
Being part of the divisions of the church and world .
One of long theological debates .
Taking part in power struggles .
Worrying about the future .
Living in fear .
Having to explain everything . As when you enter in to mystery you also become
In short, being anything apart from a person of prayer in communion with the brothers and
sisters hidden away in their own hermitages , homes , or silence of the heart, as they go about
daily life praying seven times each day .
By an associate of the community .