Chapter 34: Distribution According To Need

April 23, 2016 | The Rule of St Benedict

Distribution according need

RB 34:1-5 –  1 It is written: Distribution was made to each one as there was need (Acts 4:35). 2 By this we do not imply that there should be favoritism – God forbid – but rather, consideration for weaknesses. 3 Whoever needs less should thank God and not be distressed, 4 but whoever needs more should feel humble because of their weakness, not self-important because of the kindness shown them. 5 In this way all the members will be at peace.

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