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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Meditating on...

"With a listening heart that is both supple and receptive be open (daughter) to the words of an experienced father who lovingly offers you the wisdom gained throughout many years.

This Lord has Himself given us the time and space necessary to learn and put into practice the service of love that He continues to teach us. In this school of His let us hope that following faithfully His instructions nothing distasteful nor burdensome will be demanded of us, but if it has to be so in order to overcome our egoism and lead us into the depths of true love, let us not become disheartened, nor frightened and so ignore the narrow path in spite of its tight entrance -- that path which leads directly to the fullness of life."

The Prologue, Rule of St. Benedict
quoted in "Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict" by Esther De Waal

My heart is chewing on these words... chewing and wondering...

3 Comments:

At 5:05 AM, Blogger sleeping with bread said...

. . . with a listening heart . . .

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger Bechtold Family said...

but if it has to be so... written just for me in this moment. A reassurance that all is not in vain these days. Thanks Jaime. I'm looking forward to seeing you in the near future, it's been way too long. Thanks for this quote, it brings peace to my heart.

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger gloria said...

hello friend. I like hearing from you.

 

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