Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Benedict for the Future


How does the crisis of our present time require a new Benedict? Somehow, we must find a way to put into practice the spirit of Benedict--the daily round of prayer, of the Liturgy of the Hours, of the Eucharist, as the grounding of our lives and the sanctification of Time and Space as Hour and Place; the community of life together, in love, in mutual dignity and respect, and forgiveness, and indeed obedience; and listening to the Word of Christ and the teaching of the Church. And we must find new ways of Christian community so to do this. Else we perish. But survival itself must not be our goal: rather, in the spirit of St Benedict and in the spirit of Pope Benedict XVI, we must prefer Christ above all things and build our lives around him!

2 comments:

Becky said...

Very nice reflection. I needed to hear this today.

Perry Lorenzo said...

We need to hear the call of Christ every day! In fact, every morning, the Invitatory calls out: "Today, listen to the voice of the Lord! Do not grow stubborn as your fathers did in the wilderness!" That's our singing it, and our addressing it to each other!