Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Brother Adam has posted again! It’s his Ash Wednesday reflection for his community.  At one point he says:

In a way, then, Lent calls us to be “normal” — to remember our nature, that we are part of the earth and not lords of it, to remember our contingency and how close we are to death when we are in life. Such remembering also gives us a strong sense of the value of simple things, of nourishing food, of an unexpected kindness, of the usefulness of practical skills that can prolong our lives if we find ourselves shut out of what we had before and wandering without knowing what is next. It might give us a little more respect for the poor of our own time, whose survival skills might be worth studying. The current urgency may call forth skills we did not know we need.

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Something neat happened to me earlier this month.  I was accepted to the 2009 Summer Collegium at Virginia Theological Seminary  in Alexandria Virginia.  This is an initiative of the Lilly Endowment in support of small congregations.  It’s a national and cross denominational program.  My wife gets to come with me.  And our expenses are covered!  Anyway, if you want to see the press release about this, you can read it below: (more…)