06 January- Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

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January 6, May 7, September 6

Prologue (Cont.)

So we have asked the Lord 
who is to dwell in His tent,
 
and we have heard His commands
 
to anyone who would dwell there;
 
it remains for us to fulfill those duties.

Therefore we must prepare our hearts and our bodies 
to do battle under the holy obedience of His commands;
 
and let us ask God
 
that He be pleased to give us the help of His grace
 
for anything which our nature finds hardly possible.
 
And if we want to escape the pains of hell
 
and attain life everlasting,
 
then, while there is still time,
 
while we are still in the body
 
and are able to fulfill all these things
 
by the light of this life,
 
we must hasten to do now
 
what will profit us for eternity.

 
 
 


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