Taking It Easy by Bro Duncan PBGV

Bro Duncan PBGV lying in the shade

It’s hot, we all know that, and tempers tend to fly. Even They have had one or two little ‘monastics’ recently. I have two solutions to propose. One is to make oneself scarce whenever trouble looms. I’m rather good at that myself (see above). The other is to follow St Benedict’s advice and always, ALWAYS, make peace before the sun goes down (cf RB 4.73). He puts that particular Tool of Good Works just before he tells us never to despair of God’s mercy. I think that’s to emphasize how hard but necessary it is if we want to experience mercy ourselves. Taking it easy doesn’t just mean lying comfortably in the shade, although I’m rather fond of that myself. It also means being easy on others, too. Even Them. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Taking It Easy by Bro Duncan PBGV”

    • He had five action-packed years on the world stage before he retired to a monastery. Probably picked up a thing or two in the U.S. or Sweden or wherever. 😉

  1. St Benedict would be proud of having such a faithful doggy disciple.

    Plain to see why you’re the one wearing the dog collar!

    Stay cool and don’t forget to say your pawers for us bumbling mortals.

    x

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