Friday, 8 January 2010

Rule of Life

The Rule of Benedict today talks about having an ordered life, that self-control and discipline are essential for spiritual growth. Perhaps this is easier in a monastery than for us. So how do we know whether we have order and balance in our lives? I once heard a priest saying that there were four measures for him, whether he was taking his day off, whether his bank account was in the black, whether his weight was stable and whether he was taking time out each day to pray. Not bad measures, I think I might apply them to myself this year and see how I get on.

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