According to St. Benedict

According to Benedict, “the spiritual life depends on our being peaceful peacemakers. Agitation drives out consciousness of God. When we’re driven by agitation, consumed by fretting, we become immersed in our own agenda and it is always exaggerated…. At the same time, a kind of passive tranquility is not the aim of the Benedictine life. The call of spirituality is to be gentle ourselves and to bring nonviolence in our wake.”

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