father_karl_216Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Give us this Day
When you pray, be humble
When you confess, be honest
When you do penance, do it indefatigably
When you eat, be sensible
When you are alone, be faithful
When you are with others, be discreet
When some teaches you good manners, be receptive

When someone reprimands you for your mistakes, be patient

When you do something bad, ask for forgiveness immediately

When you are full of self-absorbed pride, fear for the health of your soul
When you are sad, trust God completely
When you are doing manual work, work hard, because hard
work drives off every evil thought

(Mechthild of Magdeburg, The Flowing light of the God-
head. c. 1208-1282)

Our Journey continues,
Fr Karl