“Let Peace Be Your Quest and Aim”
In the Rule, Prologue 14-17, St. Benedict writes, “Seeking his workers in a multitude of people, God calls out and says again: Is there anyone here who yearns for life and desires to see good days? (Ps 34:13) If you hear this and your answer is ‘I do’, God then directs these words to you: If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim.” (Ps 34:14-15)
When we met weeks ago to select a theme for this newsletter, peace was mentioned. It felt right as a topic, after all, peace is a hallmark of Benedictine Spirituality, and is as relevant in the 21st century as it was for Benedict in the 6th century.
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