Monday, April 27, 2015

Thought from St. Benedict

Sports and Faith Book 2: More Stories of the Devoted and the Devout will be available in mid-to-late May.  In the book, Patrick McCaskey includes religious quotes that go along with the content.  This is one quote that I though especially helpful:
Not to desire to be called holy before one is; but to be
holy first, that one may be truly so called.
To fulfill daily the commandments of God by works.
To love chastity. To hate no one. Not to be jealous; not
to entertain envy. Not to love strife.
Not to love pride. To honor the aged. To love the younger.
To pray for one’s enemies in the love of Christ. To make peace with an adversary before the setting of the sun. And never to despair of God’s mercy.
— Rule of St. Benedict