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Monk in the World: Conversion 6 ~ Reflection Questions and Blessing

Dear monks, artists and pilgrims,

During this Jubilee year of sabbatical we are revisiting our Monk Manifesto by moving slowly through the Monk in the World retreat materials together every Sunday. Each week will offer new reflections on the theme and every six weeks will introduce a new principle.

Principle 7. I commit to a lifetime of ongoing conversion and transformation, recognizing that I am always on a journey with both gifts and limitations.

This week I invite you to ponder the following questions as guides for your practice of conversion.

  • Are there areas of your life which could benefit from an infusion of wonder and awe?
  • What does it mean for you to commit to always being on the path of growth?

Closing Blessing from Christine

God of surprises,
infuse me with your wild wonder,
sustain me in the daily practice
of opening my heart to grace.
Expand my imagination to see
more widely than before,
open my heart to experience
compassion beyond my dreams,
call me to begin again and again.

With great and growing love,


Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, REACE

Photo © Christine Valters Paintner

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