Humility 1.5

The ladder erected is our life on earth, and if we humble our hearts God will raise it to heaven. (7:8)

While it is true that God is the principal actor in spiritual growth, Benedict never underestimates the importance of our contribution. Spirituality and the Way of Benedict are a means of entering into the fullness of life. External behavior often points to our inner life and hopefully our inner life shapes our external behavior. Virtue occurs when the inner life and outer life meet to form an authentic expression of our spiritual existence.