Thursday, July 15, 2010

Today's reading from the Rule of St. Benedict

Today's reading from the Rule of St. Benedict is particularly apropos.

Before all things and above all things,
care must be taken of the sick,
so that they will be served as if they were Christ in person;
for He Himself said, "I was sick, and you visited Me" (Matt 25:36),
and, "What you did for one of these least ones, you did for Me" (Matt.25:40).

I am consulting and teaching a child and family that is in great need today. I have been blessed with the gift of being able to serve children with disabilities. Not that children with disabilities are "sick", but they are in need. It is incumbent upon me to use the gifts God has given me to be of maximum service to God and my fellow man.

But that is not all. By being of service to others I am able to find peace and grace myself. I am able transcend my pride and ego and let go of my problems for a little while. I have been going through a particularly tumultuous time lately. When I am helping others, I am able to find some serenity, at least for a little while.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry you are having such a hard time lately. I hope things get better soon.