I bought this stone last year at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. I was on a canonical retreat along with my (then) fellow candidates for ordination to the diaconate. It was a time of much personal confusion for me,...
a crossroad I had reached and a decision to be made on which direction to go. I was in the gift shop and when I saw this message in stone I had to buy it at once. It was on my person at mass, meals, workshops, chapel time, recreation time. It was the rock which I stood on. It is on my dresser now and I read it every day. I chuckle to myself at the literal experience of Lk. 19:38-40
"38 They proclaimed:"Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest." 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him,"Teacher, rebuke your disciples." 40 He said in reply, "I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out!" (NAB) This one certainly did.
There are so many things that beat us down and make us want to quit or stray from the course. Don't give up. I want to share the stone with you; may it cry out to you as it did for me. In Christ. Peace.
Hi, welcome to my weekly blog. I'm deacon Michel and I love blogging and the healthy exchange of constructive ideas. Now my mind has been known to wander on a million different things all at once so don't be surprised at what you find here. I often scratch my head and go 'Huh?' at my own thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.
This blog reflects MY ongoing Christian journey: insights gained through the Holy Spirit, my experiences, my studies, my relationships. The content of this website is solely that of Deacon Michel du Chaussee, and does not represent the Archdiocese of Miami or any other entity of the Roman Catholic Church in any official capacity. Needless to say, I hope that none of my writings are contrary to the doctrines of faith and morals that are reflected in Sacred Tradition or as taught and guarded by the Magisterium of the Church or to the truths of God as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
For I take seriously what a very wise man has often said to me:
"Ordination is not license for private practice" - Msgr. A. Andersen