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Thought for the Day – 11 July

Thought for the Day – 11 July

Seeking God is not the activity only of monks and nuns in monasteries.   Rather, it is the task given to all of the baptised.   And while most of us will not enter monastic life, there is an “inner monk” within us that compels us to seek God in our individual vocations and lives, whether as a diocesan priest, as principal of a high school, as members of families, married or single.   Seeking God takes place in the here and now, in this situation, with these people, in this family, this workplace, this school and in this time.   It is not only for those holy monks;  it is for me!   In his Rule, St. Benedict gives the world the roadmap to seeking God.   Prayer, work, obedience, simplicity of life and stability help monks seek God;  adapted, they can help the rest of us, too.

The monastic day is bookmarked by prayer early in the morning and in the evening, along with several moments of communal prayer throughout the day.   For anyone seeking God, prayer has to become the primary activity of the day.   It cannot be put aside for “more pressing” matters.   Prayer is the first priority of one’s day and all other activities of work, home and family work around it.   Monks pray the Liturgy of the Hours seven times a day, which lay people can also pray if they so desire.   However one prays, time with the Lord is a necessary component in seeking Him.   The Eucharist is the heart of prayer and anyone seriously seeking God ought to consider it a daily practice, if possible.   It is in those moments of spending time with the Lord that the person will detect His presence in his heart and soul.

Prayer, work, obedience, stability and simplicity of life marks the life of monks.   In developing the “inner monk” within you, take what you can from the monastic lifestyle to find God in your life…………Msgr. Bernard Bourgeois

St Benedict, Pray for us!

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