We come to a distinct monastery and congregation, to the Rule, to be taught, not to teach them. We come to be directed, not to direct, to be formed, not to form. If we allow all those things to happen to us in humility we quite likely WILL be elements of change for the better in the community's history, but that change will be one planned by God, not ourselves. Br. Jerome LeoThis quote from Br. Jerome's daily meditations on the Rule (today's edition), reminded me that, when talking about a vocation, every element of that vocation matters. Typical of Beneditine spirituality, everything is a gift of God, no matter how trivial it seems, and we can be grateful for all of it.