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FREE READ Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality DOWNLOAD ¿ Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality De ✓ 1 DOWNLOAD Book is for old friends of the Rule of St Benedict and novices alike Holding up segments of the Rule de Waal's meditations on Benedict's words illuminate the wisdom of the Rule not only for those of Benedict's time but for all of us today as we. A thoughtful series of readings grounded in Benedictine spirituality Taking elements from the Rule as well as other writers and thinkers the book provides reflections on living the Rule and the contradictions in life and behavior while doing so

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FREE READ Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality DOWNLOAD ¿ Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality De ✓ 1 DOWNLOAD These simple and inviting reflections on the Rule of St Benedict take as their starting point our search for wholeness in a world that is fragmented and increasingly polarized Many people today struggle to balance the demands of professional and. The first word of the Rule of St Benedict is Listen This rule composed centuries ago for Benedict s community and continued by communities across the world to this day is a powerful way of living into the fullness of God s grace and love However as the title of this text by Esther de Waal indicates it is not always an easy rule nor one that is immediately grasped and completely understoodThe monastics and oblates of Benedict s orders take vows typically being poverty obedience chastity and conversion of life the oblate s vows are modified to reflect the reality of living outside the enclosed monastic community but the vows are derivative of the same root It is the last vow conversion of life that perhaps at the heart of this book Conversion in this context is not a once for all road to Damascus kind of experience but rather a daily decision to continue working toward a new kind of lifeDe Waal s first chapter deals with healing we live broken lives in a broken world and not just in the physical well being sense Using images from the biblical texts such as the Garden of Eden and the Cross prayers from St Anselm and the text of St Benedict she weaves ideas of healing wholeness and fullness even as we recognise our short comings and brokenness God accepts us for who we are at each point but calls us to a perfection that we can never really attain If this seems like a paradox you re on to somethingThe next chapter is entitled The Power of Paradox The monastic movement has always had at its heart a paradoxical call to be individual the Latin root of the word monastic is mono meaning one or singular in the context of community The Christian call to be in the world but not of the world to resist the world yet work within the world is another such paradox De Waal illuminates several such paradoxes including the primary Christian paradox of the Cross both an image of death and life of defeat and of victory Paradox is sometimes considered a fancy word for contradiction Benedict s Rule seems full of contradiction just as life seems many times Benedict looks to today as the primary focus of activity and energy but also looks forward to the future as the most important Benedict reuires a life of service to others and the practice of hospitality but also emphasises the need for solitude and withdraw from the worldDe Waal explores through the Rule of Benedict what it means to live with oneself living with others in community living in the world and being both together and apart Each person is endowed with gifts and graces and has the potential for us to see Christ in them if we will be attentive listen and lose ourselves that we might also be Christ like for the sake of othersContradictions that de Waal highlights include the difference between desert and marketplace the early Desert Fathers were never uite as removed from the world as they might have wanted the marketplace is not an unholy or ungodly place necessarily for St Paul often did his teaching while plying his trade as a tent maker in the marketplace Whichever avenue is taken desert or marketplace de Waal emphasises the necessity of prayer as an anchor de Waal uses the example of Thomas Merton a man in solitary prayer also completely involved with the world at largeSaying yes to the call of Benedict to live a spiritual life to live a life in the tensions of the contradictions is never a simple intellectual assent but rather one that has to come with the complete person body and soul It has to do with recognising the paschal mystery as both folly and wisdom and recognising ourselves as having to always repeat the yes According to de Waal echoing the idea of conversion of life being an ongoing task one must say yes every day repeating the yes and asking for blessing each night and passing on the task to oneself and to others on a constant basisDe Waal s reflections are not simple and easy A small format book if one were reading for the words alone the text could be completed in a matter of an hour or two but this would be to lose the richness of Benedict s and de Waal s insights and images This is a book for longer term meditation to be read as lectio divina to be read for inspirational guidance to be taken in small pieces like rich chocolates to be savoured and appreciated slowly for the full experience


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    author De : Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality – PDF EPUB The first word of the Rule of St Benedict is 'Listen' This rule composed centuries ago for Benedict's community and continued by communities across the world to this day is a powerful way of living into the fullnes

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    author De : Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality – PDF EPUB The first word of the Rule of St Benedict is 'Listen' This rule composed centuries ago for Benedict's community and continued by communities across the world to this day is a powerful way of living into the fullness of God's grace and love However as the title of this text by Esther de Waal indicates it is not always an easy rule nor one that is immediately grasped and completely understoodThe monastics and

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    FREE READ Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality De ✓ 1 DOWNLOAD SUMMARY ï INSPIRECONSULTING.CO.ZA ✓ De Once in a while one comes across a book that is life changing and this book Living w Contradictions is one of them Each paragraph is pearls of wisdom explaining St Benedict's Rules which the original is so difficult to understand in comparison with our world today The author Esther de Waal makes the transition beautifully We are t

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    author De : Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality – PDF EPUB Esther deWaal seems to write in a way that causes me to slow down and read in a contemplative way to savor every word every thought as I have read through this book for the first time Like The Rule of St Benedict itself as well as Always We Begin Again by John Mcuiston I believe that this will be one of those that I will read again and again not only to savor the contents but hopefully to integrate her teachin

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