I am on Yahoo Groups and one of them, spiritual_direction is an excellent resource for those of us who are spiritual directors. Many of the contributors share books, websites, techniques and other resources they thought would be helpful; one of the contributor: Donna Arthur shared a book she found on the rule of Benedict, a modernized rule called: “Crafting A Rule of Life” by Stephen A. Macchia. It is 12 sessions of a contemporary approach to St. Benedict’s Rule with a biblical and historical reflection on each of the themes.
Here is her post:
How are you doing with thinking/working out a “Rule of life?”
There is a really good book that addresses this discipline called “Crafting
A Rule of Life” by Stephen A. Macchia. It is 12 sessions of a contemporary approach to St.
Benedict’s Rule with a biblical and historical reflection on each of the themes.
He writes “The opposite of wasting your time is to live by a single,
soul-satisfying passion for the supremacy of God in all things.”
Here are samples (rules or rhythms) to incorporate into our daily lives:
- Upon waking, dedicate the day to Him.
- When going to bed at night, confess all known sin.
- Worship the Lord alone and with others this week.
- Don’t hold grudges-forgive others quickly.
- Eat sensibly
- Pray for others
- Give all my wandering or troubling thoughts to my Savior.
Just a thought to help you keep company with Jesus this week.