#LENT: Scepters (vs. Practical Tools)

On this Lenten Saturday here’s a favorite quote from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the famous Cistercian who reformed the Benedictine monastic order in the Middle Ages. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux came from the highest nobility in his region of France. When he decided to join a Cistercian monastery, his testimony inspired 30 other French noblemen (friends and family) to join up, too.

“Learn the lesson that, if you are to do the work of a prophet, what you need is not a scepter but a hoe.” Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

We all have different toolkits (very few come with scepters these days.) Sometimes, however, we may think “someone else will do that” when we need to just roll up our sleeves, grab a hoe, and get busy.

grace, peace & busy toolkits

Virginia : )

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