Saint Benedict Rule

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The Rule of Saint Benedict constitutes the basic guidelines for how a Christian should live, and it continues to be followed by Benedictine monks. One rule that I believe is a good rule to follow is on humility. I believe this rule is relevant to everyone, even those who are not Christians or monks. The rule on humility in chapter seven states that “Everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 14:11) I translate this as saying that whoever lives a humble life will eventually be humbled by Christ. The passage refers to the story in the Bible about Jacob’s dream where he sees a ladder that ascends to angels in Heaven. The ladder is like our lives and if we increase our humbleness, we will

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