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the Old and the New

I came across this poetic reflection by Neale Donald Walshe yesterday in my journal of 30 November, 2014. For those of us who are sensing endings in ways of doing things, in Church and Religious Life, and in any other evolving situation, I believe that it summarizes what is necessary to know:

Yearning for a new way

will not produce it.

Only ending the old way can do that.

You cannot hold onto the old all the while

declaring that you want something new.

 

The old will defy the new

The old will deny the new

The old will decry the new.

 

There is only one way to bring in the new:

you must make room for it.

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18.10 | 18:29

Thanks, Mike...so glad you found it here. I think it's remarkable. Holly's grandmother is one of my long and close friends; it was she who sent it.

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18.10 | 17:38

Thanks for posting this. I heard it read from Abbey Theatre in their "Dear Ireland" and was hoping that I would find it on the web. I thought it stole the show.

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03.03 | 17:19

Laurie...I might have my copy and will look for it. Otherwise...order from Amazon.
It is beyond inspiring. I will let you know. It's on kindle too.

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03.03 | 16:53

Hi Brenda, I would like to read The Choice. Where would I find a copy?

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