A great meditation from Brother Alois at Taize:
Here at Taizé we want to go together to the wellsprings of faith. We too, the brothers, have to make this journey every day. Even though, when we entered the community, we committed ourselves to follow Christ, to share everything, and to pray together three times a day, still, day after day, we too must strive to regain trust in God.
Setting out over and over again on the road from worry towards trusting in God may involve an inner struggle. It is important in particular not to get caught up in inner fear, bitterness and hopelessness.
But, curiously, this inner struggle also awakens creative energies in us. It awakens our heart; it makes us become alert to do away with anything that might alienate us. It restores us to ourselves; it does not allow us to settle for mediocrity and, above all, it leads us to live intensely.
Living intensely, that is what we would all like to do. And yet, what obstacles we encounter in this attempt!
We live at an exciting time of history. The world is changing completely. Being able to connect at any time to communication and information networks allows our societies to make huge advances.
At the same time, we are beginning to sense the other side of this development. Sometimes there is an excess of communication. Connecting can be a pastime that, without our realizing it, causes us to live on the surface of things, or it can even become an escape from reality.
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