love of God


Serendipity: When good and beautiful things unexpectedly happen.

This is not a word you hear in day to day conversation.
It means there are good and beautiful things that happen, but they are unexpected. It is not something we make happen. It is not something we work to bring about. Serendipity is simply GOOD STUFF that just happens. 

Personal Love for Jesus

Michael Casey is a Cistercian monk of Tarrawarra Abbey in Austrailia.
The Cistercians were a renewal movement within the Benedictine tradition. The great founders of the Cistercians included people like Bernard of Clairvaux and Aelred of Rievaulx. Central to their way of spirituality was the deep love of Jesus and to grow in one's love for God. The list below is found on pages 147-154 of :

Strangers to the City: Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of Saint Benedict

Each of the following points receives a very moving exposition by Michael Casey. But I at least wanted you to see his main points about our "personal love for Jesus."

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