Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

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October 21st - Yielding Control

Delivering oneself into the hands of a community of relative strangers and asking to be formed does not seem like a very good idea.  Yielding control does not come easily to me; I don’t always appreciate the fact that self-transcendence is impossible so long as the self remains in the driver’s seat.

From: Strangers to the City: Reflections on the Beliefs and Values of the Rule of Saint Benedict page 9
Michael Casey, OSCO