Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Life and Wisdom of St Benedict/19 - To console the sorrowing



In this series on St Benedict's tools of good works (Chapter 4 of his Rule) we come today to the last of this group that are loosely linked to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, namely, to console the sorrowing.

The Scriptural basis for this saying is Ecclesiasticus 7:38 (and alluded to in 1 Thess 5:14): "Be not wanting in comforting them that weep, and walk with them that mourn."

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