The Virtue of Contrast

Clendenin reflects upon the way in which Lent transports us to a space where we recognize how much we werenotmade for this world.

A Staggering Difference and a Profound Transformation

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  1. melanie-pearl

    I really liked this article. Love its blessing on the experiencial as a powerful guide ALONGSIDE its blessing of knowledge. Then toward the end of the article I like the other guys thoughts on monastic life. I often dream about what it would be like to live in an abbey. Is that selfishness at its best or what? Of course I’d be doing it for God…:). BTW, Speaking of Abbeys and Clendenins—Did you see I had a quote by a Clendenin (I wonder if they are related?) I’ve been writing, on my blog just yesterday? (I “met” my Clendenin through her research on Hildegard of Bingen. There’s a netflix instant watch movie (Vision) about her life as an abbess. Not sure of its accuracy, but I really enjoyed it.)

    One more thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9WO2B8uI When you get about 6 minutes into this–and finally to the Einstein quote—you will see its connection to your article/the human experience and what is happening to exaggerate Clendenin’s/your notmadeforthisworld point today. (McGilchrist comes you fast—I’ve watched it at least 10 times and I still can’t get enough. Plus his voice and the drawings…just love it all.)

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