Words: Part III

Kathleen Norris speaks of the Rule of Benedict, which she was exposed to upon connecting to a Benedictine community, where sharing took on new heights.

In Benedict’s rule, this was said about how possessions would be shared…

“Whoever needs less should thank God and not be distressed.  Whoever needs more should feel humble because of his weakness, not self-important because of the kindness shown him.  In this way, all the members will be at peace.”

“Whoever needs more should feel humble because of his weakness”…

I can’t say I’ve ever heard that angle in discussions of materialism and wealth, but wow…

Benedict, you nailed it.

And you nailed most of us too.

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