Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rule of St Benedict Reading for May 30,2009

January 30, May 31, September 30

Chapter 7: On Humility

The second degree of humility
is that a person love not his own will
nor take pleasure in satisfying his desires,
but model his actions on the saying of the Lord,
"I have come not to do My own will,
but the will of Him who sent Me" (John 6:38).
It is written also,
"Self-will has its punishment,
but constraint wins a crown."

Some thoughts

It stands to reason, does it not, that if the 1st degree of humility is obedience/love of the Lord that the next step would be to walk the talk. I like to concentrate on the idea that in a relationship of love, one's deepest desire is to please the beloved.



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