Thursday, May 11, 2006

It's not just me

In a previous post, I tried to explain why I can't answer the question 'Why are you a Catholic?' properly. I could answer 'How are you a Catholic?', but the 'Why' pretty much eludes me.

Anyway, I've started reading Finding sanctuary - monastic steps for everyday life by Abbot Christopher Jamison from Worth Abbey. And on page 5, the first page of the 'Introduction', he talks about answering the question 'Why did you become a monk?'

Each situation requires a different answer.
Similarly, I have offered various answers for various contexts.
But the answer I really want to give is: 'I don't know.'

I do not know why I became a monk, because
the reason I joined is not the reason I stayed

Nuff said.

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