From today’s New Testament reading, from 1 John: ‘Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another’.
St Benedict’s ‘Instruments of Good Works’: ‘In the first place, to love the Lord God with all one’s heart, all one’s soul and all one’s strength. Then, one’s neighbour as oneself. Then not to kill. Not to commit adultery. Not to steal. Not to covet. Not to bear false witness. To honour all men. Not to do to another what one would not have done to oneself’. In this way, St Benedict gives practical application to St John’s words.
May God bless you this day, and walk with you as you seek to follow His ways.