Inspired by the rhythm of life of ancient monasteries, we too have tried to find our own common rhythm. Good relationships are one foundation of our common life – and having time to meet on a regular basis as well as developing common projects help them thrive. As a group of six families, we know these times will not happen regularly if we don’t plan them. This is why we have developed a rhythm of life to include the following areas:
– times of developing / building friendships (eg sharing meals)
– times of prayer (eg our short evening prayer session)
– times of working (eg in the garden)
– times of learning (eg discussion / workshop evenings on theological or social topics)
– times of celebrating (eg Easter, August 1st (Swiss national day))
We have found our rhythm of life to set a pace that is sustainable, giving structure and unity to our lives, which would otherwise often feel hectic and fragmented. Finally, we also look to the church year for inspiration in our weekly and monthly activities.