Question: As a Community of men who are grounded in this lived experience of the Incarnation, are there particular challenges that this Community faces that men and women who are living other faithful forms of Christian life do not?
Br. Jonathan Maury: I don’t think so, but I do think that by this life—grounded in the Incarnation and the Triune life of God that we know as a result—we’ve been drawn into the life of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in a way that is made clear to us again and again and again. From The Call of the Society (1) to Holy Death (48) and the Hope of Glory (49), it’s all a manifestation of God’s Triune life, mediated through the dying and rising experience of the Paschal mystery, and the Rule gives us a framework for making that concrete and very, very personal. It enables us to hear Christ speak, saying very difficult things, to which we can say a wholehearted “Yes,” even when we don’t—or especially when we don’t—feel like it.