The Daily Prayer
TUESDAY, February 11, 2020
Bernard of Clairvaux, a twelfth-century Cistercian reformer, wrote, “The first step of pride is curiosity. How does it show itself? Here is an example. There stands a monk who, up to this time, had every appearance of being an excellent monk. Now you begin to notice that wherever he is, standing, walking, or sitting, his eyes are wandering, his glance darts right and left; his ears are cocked. Some change has taken place in him; every movement shows it. These symptoms show that that monastic’s soul has caught some disease. One who used to watch over his own conduct now is all watchfulness for others.”
Lord, we ask for singleness of mind to serve you and wisdom to seek unity without judging those closest to us. Amen.