>Toward a possible community

>What we believe
The community is united in their intention to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22)

The love we know
The ‘work’ of the community is to bring the Love of God to all we meet. As is said by St. Bernard: “You wish me to tell you why and how God should be loved. My answer is that God himself is the reason he is to be loved.” (St. Bernard of Clairvaux)

The love we live out
The community is committed to living out their calling where they live and work: “Whoever you may be, always have God before your eyes; whatever you do, do it according to the testimony of the holy Scriptures; in whatever place you live, do not easily leave it. Keep these three precepts and you will be saved.” (Anthony of the Desert)

The love we practice
Our calling to love God and neighbor in our communities is practiced day-by-day, hour-by-hour in a manner suggested by St. Francis: “Preach the Gospel at all times, when necessary use words.” (Francis of Assisi)

The love we preach

This preaching is done humbly, very aware of our own faults before God, as St. Benedict suggest: “The first degree of humility, then, is that a person keep the fear of God before his eyes and beware of ever forgetting it.” (Benedict of Nursia)

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An urban monk, and an experienced spiritual director with a Masters in Psychology. Married with two children. Want to know me better? Read my thoughts.
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