CHAPTER 7 – Humility - The Third Step

The third step of humility is that we submit to the prioress/abbot in all obedience for the love of God, imitating Jesus Christ of whom the apostle says: “Christ became obedient even to death (Phil 2:8).” (RB 7:34)

Am I willing to have my perspective changed through another? Do I listen for words, directions, and insights that further develop my openness to following Christ? Benedict recognizes that God often speaks through other people. The spiritual journey that Benedict describes speaks of obedience as the way that opens the seeker to God and God’s will. Obedience is a life-time of listening.