We plow the dust of stars
Blown about us by the wind
And drink the Universe
In a glass of rain.”
It has become a joke in the house this year, that we (the novices), are striving to find our inner Gumby. You remember Gumby? That green claymation character who made a cultural resurgence in the 1980’s? He could stretch and change into anything. For us this year, his example has become second only to Christ's.
|Sr. Katy Pereira, Sr. Bea Tiboldi, Sr. Anne Knight, Sr. Joye|
Gros, Sr. Christian Atienza, Sr. Kathy Flynn and Sr. Sharon
Zayac at Jubilee Farm, 9/26/2013.
As the deeper journey of discernment unfolds, God continually asks us to challenge our own deeply held assumptions and beliefs. Whether it is being opened to a new paradigm for theology or our relationship with earth, I find the tension signifies areas requiring growth. Living within that tension and cultivating inner elasticity is challenging. However, we continue on this journey with the hope that, like Gumby, we will be transformed.