The Resolve

The following is the Resolve, which people of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery hold to within their community. I had the chance to visit their monastery during the week and meet some of the people. It was an interesting time of going back and forth with questions. I also sampled some of their hospitality in edible form, which was simply terrific.

RESOLVE

In honour of the non-violent God

Assured of life eternal, with your whole being proclaim your gratitude.

Reject nothing, consecrate everything.

Be the good of love, For God, for neighbour, for all creation.

Judge no-one, not even yourself.

Love beauty.

Maintain inner-silence in all things.

Show hospitality, err on the side of generosity.

Speak truth to power, especially power without love.

Let your only experience of evil be in suffering, not its creation.

To breathe peace in to the world, first disarm your own heart.

For us there is only the trying, the rest in none of our business.

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