Life is made up of opportunities to begin again. Benedictine spirituality builds that possibility and obligation right into the rule… No one, in other words, has a call simply to a particular place, as good as it may be. The call of God is to the will of God. Consequently, though every institution mediates the call of God for us, every vocation trancends any particular institution. The question is always: Is this group, this place calling out the best in me? Is this where I fit? Is this the place where I can most become what God created me to be? Is this the path on which I see the foosteps of God most clearly in front of me? It is not a matter of one place being better than another. It is a matter of finding our way through life with an eye for turns in the road. It is a matter of always taking the right turn when settling for less would be so much easier. It is a matter of seeing change as a creative possibility in life.
via [ The Rule of Benedict: Insights for the Ages ]
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