As a Cistercian monk living life in the 21stcentury, he strives with his heart set on Christ’s ways and tries not to get caught up by the garbage that heaps up along his journey. He knows it’s there and does what he can to sort it out so that other monks, too, may pass through with their sights set clear on their destination – a vision of a world caught up in God as in a single ray of light.
Let us arise, then, at last, for the Scripture stirs us up, saying,
"Now is the hour for us to rise from sleep" (Rom. 13:11).
Let us open our eyes to the deifying light,
let us hear with attentive ears the warning which the divine voice cries daily to us,
"Today if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts" (Ps. 94:8).
.... For as we advance in the religious life and in faith,
our hearts expand and we run the way of God's commandments with unspeakable sweetness of love.