Saint Benedict on the Freeway: A Rule of Life for the 21st by Corinne Ware

By Corinne Ware

How will we heal the rift among our day-by-day lives and the sacred? How will we dwell a lifestyles in a position to listening to "the nonetheless small voice" of God whereas experiencing the rate and sensory overload of contemporary existence? This booklet is Ware's resolution to those questions. She recognizes that others have addressed the questions.  at the one hand there are books that have major intensity yet converse in educational or "in-group" language and supply little support adapting those insights to lifestyle. nevertheless, there are useful "how-to" routines which help in very specific religious studies yet which don't provide built-in, sustainable, life-changing styles. St. Benedict at the highway fills this hole. It "translates into twenty-first century lifestyles spiritually formative practices labored out some time past, creatively adapting these disciplines to modern day-by-day life." This variation is the center of Ware's ebook. She makes an attempt first to attract recognition to our personal wisdom of God. She discusses how a "Rule" functioned for Benedict's time, and the way it might functionality for us as a releasing reminder of God rather than as one other repressive and burdensome taskmaster. Ware additionally asks how the hours of prayer--vigils, lauds, major, terce, sext, none, vespers, compline--can elevate our religious understanding whether our 'community' doesn't cease for prayer at exact occasions through the day. additionally, Ware explores prayer in dimensions past the spoken notice. the writer ambitions what she phrases "something more"-people: those that are looking to develop spiritually yet don't know how one can accomplish that. more often than not those humans move on retreats and listen to inspirational audio system, yet their daily lives lack the luster of these occasional instances. They move from one religious oasis to a different, wishing for anything that may maintain them in among. St. Benedict at the highway responds to this craving as either a e-book for private studying and a source for small teams within the church.

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Saint Benedict on the Freeway: A Rule of Life for the 21st Century

How do we heal the rift among our day-by-day lives and the sacred? How do we reside a existence able to listening to "the nonetheless small voice" of God whereas experiencing the rate and sensory overload of contemporary lifestyles? This publication is Ware's resolution to those questions. She recognizes that others have addressed the questions.

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It is a beautiful thing to feel accompanied by God, at all times, during the entire day, and it feels like the deepest sort of fun. At the very least, let's agree to be more lighthearted than grim as we do the hours. The hours are not for escape. This is the second thing we must know. "15 From that moment on, he has the reader's attention, merely by acknowledging the truth we all know. " Religious practice can easily become an escape, a denial of reality, and a place of reclusivity. Asceticism, which is the practice of religious disciplines, can be perverted and deformed into self-inflicted pain or utter deadening of the distressed mind.

We are in the middle of its life and movement. We pause for the courage to live the remaining day with integrity and faithfulness, and with a thought for other's needs. 11 But we shall stay with the original pattern and celebrate the hour of None, or Nones, as it is sometimes called, at its traditional afternoon time. "12 The hour of None is the time of closing down and turning inward. It is midafternoon. You pause to look at the clock, thinking that you have just so much time left to do what you must do before the workday ends.

But it is always important, especially with Lauds, to wake, to experience gratitude, and to center into a moment of interior quiet and ease with God. Many who are experienced in this morning prayer, say that twenty minutes feels both adequate and manageable. As you pray, you may think of those you love and of their safety. A prayer for guidance may be needed, especially if you know that you will be meeting a potential crisis. Rather than praying for a particular outcome, ask that you will stay centered in the kind of quiet and confidence you experience at the moment you are praying.

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