Day Forty-Six – The Hope of Glory

: Several Brothers have commented on the cyclical nature of the Rule, how it flows so easily from the end back to the beginning. Can you say more about how this informed your conversations?

Br. Jonathan Maury: Well, as Br. James has pointed out, it wasn’t that way when we finished the first draft. We ended with the chapter on Holy Death (48).  It was our outside readers who pointed out to us that surely death should not have the final word, and of course we agreed, so we drafted the Hope of Glory (49), which wasn’t that difficult because the notion of glory is one of Richard Meux Benson’s key themes. And, that is our hope:  death does not have the final word!

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