IN VIRTUALLY EVERY BENEDICTINE COMMUNITY, we see the affirmation, “Treat everyone as Christ.” This statement illuminates the heart of the Benedictine ethic and the hospitality for which many know it. Benedictine hospitality stems from the belief that Christ is present as guest and host in every encounter. …
We can see our spouses, friends, children, grandchildren, coworkers, and strangers as God’s beloved children, treating them always – and even in difficult situations – as we would treat Christ. Our actions matter because they impact our neighbors’ spiritual growth. They shape the quality of God’s experience of the world.
– Bruce G. Epperly
The Mystic in You
From pages 42-43 of The Mystic in You: Discovering a God-Filled World by Bruce G. Epperly. Copyright © 2017 by Bruce G. Epperly. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
In whom have you seen Christ? Share your thoughts.
10:44 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word.
Acts 10:44, NRSV
This Week: pray growth of body, mind, and spirit. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
Did You Know?
In need of prayer? The Upper Room Living Prayer Center is a 7-day-a-week intercessory prayer ministry staffed by trained volunteers. Call 1-800-251-2468 or visit The Living Prayer Center website.
This week we remember: Athanasius (May 1).
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
Sponsored by Upper Room Ministries ®. Copyright © 2018 | PO Box 340004 | Nashville, TN 37203-0004 | USA