By Sister Stefanie MacDonald, OSB
To define sin according to what we might remember from our grade school days may not be useful.
That is, despite what we may have been taught, sin is not the result of the devil trying to lure us away from God. (Just recently, one of my preschoolers claimed the devil made him do his misdeed. I set him straight.)
Sin is our own doing.
Listen with your heart … shake off the words … let what’s left set your heart on fire.
Sister Sharon advises us to do so each morning as she begins her talks. Today’s talk was about the stars.
Why should we ponder the stars?
Because they can teach us so much. After all, they are our distant kin. Continue Reading
By Stefanie MacDonald, OSB
An overnight rain gave way to dappled sunshine and diamond-tipped grasses bobbing in the morning breeze.The Sisters gathered in the community room for Day #2 of our silent summer retreat, coffee in hand, smiling and nodding at one another.
We relish this time together to just … be. And today’s talk addressed the meaning of that word, “be.” Who – what – are we? Continue Reading