The following quote by Joan Chittister (from The Rule of Benedict - Insights for the Ages, pg 146), seems to sum up my Lenten journey this year:
Benedictine spirituality recognises that a thing may become valueless to us before it actually becomes valueless. In that case it is given to someone else in good condition. Benedictine spirituality does not understand a world that is full of gorgeous garbage while the poor lack the basics of life.
11 April 2007