Harbor no hatred

Harbor no hatred. RB 4:65

This statement is based on the Leviticus 19:17:
You shall not hate in your heart anyone of your kin,
and prescribed by the Didache 2:
You shall not hate anyone.

In this simple statement Benedict is reminding all of us
of the second great commandment:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

We are being asked to respect and reverence
- ourselves
- those we live with
- those we don't live with (near and far, known or unknown)
- all of creation.

Three short words - a tall order for sure!