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Much energy is expended here on translating the monastic into the domestic. The domestic itself has much intrinsically of spiritual value. Remember – the Eucharist, the source and summit of our spiritual life, is based on gathering for the meal of a household.

In the contemporary world, cell phones at table are a new problem. How do we relate and grow as a household, a whānau, a family, if we are not really present to each other?

Today is the feast of St Saba. The Office reading from a Conference by John Cassian draws on the story of Martha and Mary stressing that we need to have the main thing as the main thing: “You worry and fret over so many things, but only a few are needed, or just one.”

Let us live this in Advent.

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