I’ve read some harsh things about my friend Xenia…things that if you have been in community with her as long as I have you know are simply untrue.
One of the things about living in community that you learn quickly is that you have to get to know the people that live there…and that takes time.
Xenia has been a pillar of grace, wisdom, and humility for all of us to lean on and her presence here was by my request many years ago.
If she left…if my dear friend Em left…it wasn’t to be manipulative, it was what they believed was best for the community and their personal walk.
We are much poorer without them.
I’m off to work, now it’s all yours.