Taizé 2019 – Day 5 – Inspirations
General • 17th July 2019
Bonjour! Our names are Becky (17) and Molly (18), we’re from Archbishop Holgate’s School. We’ve been inspired by many different aspects at Taize on our trip. We have mainly been inspired by the wonderful people we have met during our journey so far and our daily Bible studies allowing us to meet and expand our sense of diversity, seeing a multitude of cultures and a variety of people from different backgrounds. All making us reflect on our own personal beliefs.
The communal living has broadened our own perspectives on how living with just the necessities and not many luxuries can be an eye-opening experience that has allowed us to truly appreciate Taize in its purest and most simplistic form. This could affect our own personal living and home and allow us to adapt and respect a more simple way of life without feeling the need to indulge, instead of focusing on the necessities such as a closely linked community like the Taize community.
Br. Jean Patrick @taize sharing his thoughts on the healing of the man at the pool of Beth-zatha... His sickness had become his identity. Can our physical, emotional and spiritual suffering become ours? Do we want to embrace something better with Jesus? #taize2919 @ABYyouthtrust pic.twitter.com/modmfRyrIf— AHS Chaplaincy (@AHSChaplaincy) July 17, 2019
Having prayer 3 times a day is very inspiring as it allows time for personal reflection and growth in a spiritual and cultural sense, as the ‘Chants de Taize’ are in a multitude of languages, as well as 10 minutes of silence allowing for more personal prayer and reflection time within the community.
Molly - the thing that inspires me the most is the large group of new people that I have become close to and I’m very inspired by their own backgrounds and stories that allow me to appreciate them and their culture.
Becky - the thing that inspires me the most in Taize is the simplistic way of living that has made me reflect on my life back home.Keep an eye on our social media for regular updates:
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