Rooting our action in Christ

These are they (dwelling in God’s tent) who, fearing the Lord, are not elated over their own good works; but knowing that the good which is in them comes not from themselves but from the Lord, they magnify (Ps. 15:4) the Lord who works in them saying with the Prophet: Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto your name give the glory (Ps. 115:1) In this way the Apostle Paul imputed nothing of his preaching to himself, but said: By the grace of God I am what I am. (1 Cor. 15:10) And again he says: He who glories, let him glory in the Lord. (2 Cor. 10:17)

Hence also the Lord says in the Gospel: He who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house upon a rock: the floods came, the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it did not fall; because it was founded upon a rock. (Mt. 7:24-5)

Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue v. 29-34


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