The Path of Life

The Path of Life

Friday, May 16, 2014

Drop by drop

"Listen readily to holy reading
and devote yourself often to prayer."
Rule of St. Benedict 4:55-56

The nature of water is soft,
that of stone is hard;
but if a jug of water
is placed above the stone,
allowing the water
to fall drop by drop,
it eventually wears away the stone.
So it is with the word of God;
it is soft and our heart is hard,
but the one who hears
the word of God often,
opens his heart
to the love of God.

Abba Poemen

Greek manuscript of 1 Corinthians 13

1 comment:

  1. This came at a good time to read! Thanks for the post, Brother Francis.