"This, then is our desert:
to live facing despair,
but not to consent.
To trample it down under hope in the Cross.
To wage war against despair unceasingly.
That war is our wilderness.
If we wage it courageously,
we will find Christ at our side.
If we cannot face it,
we will never find him."
Thursday, 11 July 2013
For the feast-day of St Benedict
Part of the office of Compline sung by the monks of Ampleforth Abbey ....