Letter from Father Richard

Dear Brothers and Sisters

In the Rules of St. Benedict there is a chapter on the 12 degrees of humility. Novices think they are already living them – not much room for improvement then! A wiser and older monk assured me that most monks hardly get beyond the 4th degree of humility. A lot of room for improvement . . . !

At the heart of our vocation as Christians is SERVICE. We hardly begin to scratch the surface of Christian Service in reality. What is the height of Christian service? Jesus Himself, in order to save us, sacrificed Himself, so that He could take upon Himself the burden of our sins; in doing this we are healed and made worthy to call God, our Father in the midst of the church.

Do you think you’ve reached this level of service yet? Probably…NOT.

Still, have a good week,

Fr. Richard
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