… the three vows of the Benedictines, preceeding the vows of Poverty Chastity and Obedience.
So what do these three vows mean for a secular person living in the real world.
The Obedience one is the one I’m struggling with most. Obedience to the Church is a given, but how to express obedience in normal day to day life. For example, at work, I challenge things Im not happy with. Often I can get things changed by these challenges. Would obedience here mean I should just simply accept the requirements of the senior management team and get on with it, in a spirit of prayer of offering. Would this not mean then that some unscruplious managers could see me as a bit of a walkover and take advantage.
Your thoughts on all three vows are welcome.