Just been reading through friends' blogs. I have long understood that much of the way that we respond to any change comes back to the grief process (shock, numbness, guilt, blame, anger, depression (and so on, not in order) through to some kind of “integration” – that is a new understanding of what is going on). This often takes several years. This understanding was developed by Dr Colin Murray Parkes in the 1970's.
So this entry by Mark Berry, about the application of all of this to change in organisations – and “chaos in religious life” in particular – is fascinating.
Gerald Arbuckles “From Chaos to Mission – Refounding Religious Life Formation” (1996)