Benedictine Spirituality From a Lay Person: Stability (part 5 of 7)

Benedictine Spirituality From a Lay Person: Stability (part 5 of 7)

How do we serve others with our gifts? How do we show our thanks to God for all that He has offered us? I ended my last blog with these words and yet these questions are just as relevant when talking about stability. 

Stability means being rooted in Christ, no matter what happens, especially amidst the trials and tribulations of our daily lives. 

Paraphrasing from an introduction on Benedictine Oblates, we need to learn to practice perseverance in carrying out God’s will in our lives, striving for an awareness of Christ’s redeeming presence in every situation we encounter.  By doing so, we become grateful for the seemingly small blessings of each day.

We learn to take the struggles—whether it is our own or someone else’s—and join that suffering to the passion of Christ so that it becomes redemptive. Once we do so, we begin to realize the peace and love God wants for all of us, allowing us to fully live our lives.

…God Bless…

[my next blog: Benedictine Spirituality From a Lay Person: Conversatio (part 6 of 7)]

 

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Michael Glassmeyer is a lifelong Catholic who has spent the past several years examining his own faith and beliefs in an attempt to understand the beliefs and actions of others involving local, state, national, and world events. Michael lives in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and is married with three children. (@MPGlassmeyer)