It's Thursday morning as I write these words. The grey and white of the cold cloudiness resting on the treetops outside my bedroom window of my little house in the mountains invites me to stay inside, to listen, to write. I gladly oblige.
The last few days I have been meditating on what it would mean to approach the way of Christ honestly, in nakedness, without the lens of my presuppositions or preferences tempting me to prove my point or state my case. I know that complete and total objectivity is an impossibility, but I can - and must - try. To be a student in the school of life I ought to remain teachable, and in order to remain teachable I need not hold too tightly to the world and the ideas that I have thus far constructed for myself. In the words of Thomas Merton: ‘We do not want to be beginners. But let us be convinced of the fact that we will never be anything but beginners, all our life!’