Chapter 4 - Tools for Good Works

First of all, “love God with your whole heart, your whole soul and all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself” (Mt. 22:37-39; Mk 12:30-31; Lk. 10:27). RB 4:1-2

Benedict is concerned with the attitude of the whole heart. God's Word strengthens the development of the inner person and is a guide for the spiritual journey. Practicing the tools of good works provides a way for the beauty of the inner person to be reflected outward - a challenge for an entire lifetime.