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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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01.04 | 20:45

Thanks, Mary Beth...that is how it felt in that moment. And still says with me. Thanks for commenting...

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01.04 | 16:45

Have only peeked into your poeming on Easter Sunday...and lo....feel the paschal mystery, soul'd mystery proclaims Exultet...in a very interior manner! Thanks s

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18.03 | 17:38

Edith is our mentor and prophet for the times she knows we are trying to let go, be freed from whatever impedes growth,goodness and giving!

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14.03 | 19:26

Thank you Brenda for providing this resource. Your selection of books make fine companions on life's path, especially at this time.

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