Daily Bread

From Today's Office
Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
Psalm 86:11
Let’s admit it: monks and nuns are like other people. We are no better or no worse than anyone else. The oblates of our community have certainly discovered by now that we’re not living in a state of perfection. All of us—monastics and oblates—need rules (or a Rule) to put order in our lives and to restore our lives to order when they begin falling apart. —Brother Benet Tvedten, How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day

Lord Jesus, I do not know the day nor the hour when you will come in power and glory to judge the world and claim your own. Give me grace to live as though you will return this day, and serve you faithfully as my Lord and Master. Amen.

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