Twists and Turns
St. Benedict (480-547) is one of those “foundational saints.” At a time of moral, civil and cultural collapse, he discerned a rule of religious life that is perennial.
Those who join the Benedictine Order pledge stability, obedience and conversion of life. We can see the wisdom and common sense of this:
People need us – hence stability.
We need to listen – hence obedience (from the Latin “to hear”).
Life is an adventure with many “twists and turns” – hence conversion of life.
Benedict was a man of wisdom. That’s why our first reading today is from Proverbs. Enjoy.