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Finding Sanctuary

The First Step of Humility

The First Step of Humility is “fear of God,” not in the sense of terror but in the sense of awe.  Without feeling for the awesome wonder of life we cannot begin our climb.  Alongside experiencing awe, Benedict asks that the monk “flees all forgetfulness”; we must remember what life is all about and not try to escape from it.  This mindful awe will lead us to take life seriously, to see life as a task to be lived with a sense of deep purpose.  Page 100

From:  Finding Sanctuary
By:  Abbot Christopher Jamison

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