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Pillars of Community Four Rules of Pre-Benedictine Monastic Life

How is Love of God to Be Accomplished – Rule of St. Basil

We can love [God] because a generative implanted in us creates a yearning for God.  This virtue includes the ability to keep all the commandments. At the first, natural level we experience this divine yearning as a love for beauty, kin, and friends.  By gazing on the natural beauties of our life we can rise to long for divine beauty.  Page 22

From:  Pillars of Community: Four Rules of Pre-Benedictine Monastic Life
By:  Terrence G. Kardong, OSB

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