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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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10.12 | 08:27

I have browsed your comments on these books at various times and came back again now to be inspired to round out my selection for my 'winter reading'.

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02.12 | 19:23

Yes indeed...will show you tomorrow.

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02.12 | 19:20

I like these very much. The spirals amid stars and land especially feel like pure whimsy and joy. Black paper and gel pens, you say?.....

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10.09 | 21:59

Hearing you! MB

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