Thursday, June 04, 2009

Saying of the Desert Christians: Becoming a Disciple 3


Abba Moses asked abba Sylvanus, "Can a man lay a new foundation every day?" The old man said, "If he works hard, he can lay a new foundation at every moment."

Some thoughts;

My apologies! I completely skipped over this one! And I don't know why. It is one of my favorites. This Saying has a long history. We see this sentiment in Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the New Testament and just about every Christian writer since. One of the famous reformulations of it is in the Rule of St Benedict: "Every day we start over."

This Saying gives me hope and joy in the midst of my bunglings.


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