Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Of Gods and Men - Initial Thought

It's not the monks' commitment to non-violence that is so remarkable. It's their commitment to stay: to stay the course, to stay with the daily practices that constitute their lives as a Christian community, to stay following Jesus. Even in the midst of grave danger, they do not waver on their commitment to be neighbours in this community to which they are called - neighbours to enemy and friend alike. That this neighbourliness entails a radical commitment to peace is almost obvious given the habits they had formed.

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