And struggling… Trying to put into practice “The Good Shepherd” chant-song dedicated to the spiritual fathership. Not sure what is more difficult: lack of grumbling and complaining; a gladsome face; readiness to serve or silence? As to the Kingdom’s violence or the hard work to spend ourselves on behalf of each other or … there is clearly no way out with personal preferences … Oh dear!
— Come here my blessed brothers,
All of us who are standing in a circle around our Good Shepherd.
Come, let us all offer unto him most welcome gifts:
One of us his gladsome face,
Another one his lack of grumbling and complaining;
Another one his readiness to serve,
And yet another one his silence.
And let us all offer unto him the Kingdom’s violence,
the hard work to spend ourselves
On behalf of each other,
And the care so that our obedience unto our Lord
Is never broken.
Let us all please with such offerings our dearest Father.
— And now, you, beloved, most honourable Father,
Cease not, tire not praying to God,
Seeking His Mercy for all of us,
Atoning for our sins.
Disobedient, defiled children are we,
Yet for the sake of your love for your children,
May we all be drawn together,
Unto the Kingdom of Heaven.