Tuesday, December 05, 2006

vows and blessings


Sunday night was a big deal for us. This year on Advent Sunday, as last year, the mayBe community made vows and prayed for God's blessing on our life. The vows we are using are largely inspired by what we found in the Rule of St Benedict, but also shaped by some contemporary verisions of the monastic life. And they are seriously demanding. The only way I'll have any chance of living them out at all is, as the refrain goes each time "with God's help, and your prayers". I'm playing U2's "I will follow" a lot at the moment, a soundtrack to vow-making? You can now check out and/or download a copy of the vows on the mayBe website. After the Eucharist we went as always to the pub. See pic of Jackie, Chris and Cara.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You will certainly continue to be in our prayers. MayBe has come a long way since its inception and its exciting to see the community develop. Blessings to all.

ian said...

thanks Steve, much appreciated

Sarcastic Lutheran said...

Blessings on this next step, may God's Spirit be with you all. Can you share the vows with us?
Nadia

ian said...

hi Nadia, the vows are now on the mayBe website for download