Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

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Finding Sanctuary

Individuality Rather Than Individualism

Benedict wants a community where people can express individuality rather than individualism.  Individualism is simply doing your own thing in your own way and blanking out other people.  Individuality involves bringing your particular contribution to bear on the life of the community, even if that is a difficult contribution for others to accept  Page 121

From:  Finding Sanctuary
By:  Abbot Christopher Jamison

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