Sunday, June 7, 2015

Examin Sunday 7 June 2015

Let a man consider that God is always looking at him from heaven, that his actions are everywhere visible to the divine eyes and are constantly being reported to God by the Angels. This is what the Prophet shows us when he says  ... "You have read my thoughts from afar" (Ps. 138[139]:3) and "The thoughts of people will confess to You" (Ps. 75[76]:11). In order that he may be careful about his wrongful thoughts, therefore, let the faithful brother say constantly in his heart, "Then shall I be spotless before Him, if I have kept myself from my iniquity" (Ps. 17[18]:24).
from the Rule of St Benedict, Ch 7

We may offend against God in thought as well as in deed. Keep watch over you mind, therefore, and do not let it stray. And remember to ask God's pardon for your wrongful thoughts when you ask it for your deeds.

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