Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Taking a responsibility...

It is always easier to find someone to blame than take a responsibility for yourself. Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict is a lovely book on the spirituality of St. Benedict that packs a punch! Here's one of them...
"If you are not committed to your own adulthood, if you are just coming in and going out, letting others take care of all the ragged edges of your life together, then you will forever see the problem in someone else...If you want to know if you are committed to your own adulthood ask yourself, "in the last three things that bothered me in this community whom did I blame?" This is no more an no less than taking responsibility for myself.
De Waal, E. (1999:61). Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict

... yeah but..!

1 comment:

Marc Potters said...

Hi Gordon,

I read a book about Benedictine leadership written by Anselm Grun, a Benedictine monk. Unfortunately I couldn't find it in English. The original German title is: Menschen F├╝hren - Leben wecken; Anregungen aus der Regel Benedikts von Nursia

I'm not sure how your German is, but this book is really helpful on this subject!