Question: As Brothers reminisce about the process of rewriting, it sounds like you were often in a very liminal space, spiritually. Did you realize that at the time or has awareness come in retrospect?
Br. Jonathan Maury: I think it is true to say that, in the moment, it usually felt as though this was just a good conversation. As those mounted up, I think many of us began to feel as though something extraordinary was taking place, that the Spirit was very much present and active and leading us in the Way which is Truth and Life.
Br. Curtis Almquist: At the beginning, we were just having conversations about our experience of life, with no holds barred. On another level, this process helped us gain access to the reality of the Incarnation. The previous Rule was a spiritual document. This one, from early on, acknowledged the reality of things like disappointments—in our selves, in each other, in God’s call to us.