CHAPTER 4 – How to Live Our Lives - Part 3

Place your hope in God alone. RB 4:41

Right in the middle of Chapter 4 of the Rule Benedict tells us that we must be always focused on God. Our hope comes from God and is nourished by God. Trying to live a Christian life without reliance on God can be pretty difficult if not impossible. Benedict reminds us once again that our hope is to be fixed on God at all times. We are to be God-oriented. With this orientation our awareness of God’s ever-abiding love becomes greater and our thoughts, words, and actions become God’s loving presence in the world.