Friday, June 10, 2011

The full promise of life

Saint Benedict
Artist: Fra Angelico

The following is listed as the favorite quotation of a Facebook friend of mine. I also happen to know that it really appeals to one of our regular readers here at the Does Not Wisdom Call blog!
Live this life and do what ever is done in a spirit of thanksgiving. Abandon attempts to achieve security, they are futile. Give up the search for wealth, it is demeaning. Quit the search for salvation, it is selfish. And come to comfortable rest in the certainty that those who participate in this life with an attitude of thanksgiving will receive its full promise.
--- St. Benedict of Nursia (480-543 C.E)


  1. Wow! I needed to hear that. Thanks, Caro

  2. I admire the ideals of of this exhortation but I could never live fully by them any more than I can live fully by the teachings of Jesus that I hold most sacred.

  3. Every word in this quote seems to go against the grain of our little ego's...

    and yet, it is refreshing to be reminded of those things that are truly important...thanks.

    annie c

  4. deadness lives....inside me...

  5. Hello, Vested Lark.

    If you are serious about what you say here, I do urge you to find someone to talk to. There are people who can help and who will care.

    Until then, please do take care of yourself and do not lose hope.


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