I hope you found something interesting and helpful in the links I sent last week. I trust I did not overwhelm you.
Before we leave our thinking about “Rule and Rhythm of Life” for the moment, I want to share a link to an article about “sharing a common rule of life.” Kyle Childress writes, “The rule of life is not confessional, creedal, or doctrinal … but it makes plain how the members live and serve together.”
It is helpful for us to always remember we are part of a community (probably more than one) and live and mature as disciples in community.
You can find the article, “Ties that Bind: Sharing a Common Rule of Life” here –
There is also a study guide for the article here –
The article comes from an issue of Christian Reflection devoted to the subject, “Monasticism: Old and New.” You can find information about that issue and the table of contents here –