15 November 2009

Daily Quotation

'The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.  Because of the holy service they have professed, or because of the dread of Hell and for the glory of everlasting life, they carry out the superior's order as promptly as if the command came from God Himself....  This very obedience, however, will be acceptable to God and agreeable to men only if compliance with what is commanded is not cringing or sluggish or half-hearted, but free from any grumbling or any reaction of unwillingness.  For the obedience shown to superiors is given to God.'
~ St Benedict of Nursia - The Rule of St Benedict in English ~

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