Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What does it mean to be a life-long learner?

In a culture that expects immediacy in response to every question, every inquiry, I feel the tension between quick answers and intentional learning. Learning takes time, a lifetime. Learning is transformative. Learning keeps the heart open and certainty at bay. It holds the wonderful capacity to seek forgiveness and open oneself to reconciliation. To be a life-long learner frees one for great exploration of world and cultures as well as to enter into the depth of interior movements of God’s Holy Spirit. To be a learner is to feel the heart swell with gratitude and humility before the awe-some reality of Life’s gifting.

I am grateful to have enrolled in Benedict’s school for the Lord’s Service. I have discovered my need for mentors and ammas who will companion me to the threshold of life everlasting.


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  2. Thank you for being a life-long learner.

  3. Wonderful blog, Sister. St. Benedict must be proud!