I came across this poetic reflection by Neale Donald Walshe yesterday in my journal of 30 November, 2014. For those of us who are sensing endings in ways of doing things, in Church and Religious Life, and in any other evolving situation, I believe that
it summarizes what is necessary to know:
Yearning for a new way
will not produce it.
ending the old way can do that.
You cannot hold onto the old all the while
declaring that you want something new.
The old will defy the new
The old will deny the new
old will decry the new.
There is only one way to bring in the new:
you must make room for it.