rope1Today’s post over at The Suburban Hermit explains how the three Benedictine vows are interwoven and interdependent like a three stranded rope.

The Benedictine monk or nun takes vows of Stability, Obedience and Conversion of Life. There is much that can be learned from the three vows not only for the life of the professed religious, but for the layperson who wishes to follow Christ more closely and fully. I’ll be writing in more detail about the vows on this blog, but a brief consideration here can get us started.

Stability is, very simply, the realization that if we cannot find God here where we are, then we cannot find him anywhere. God is present with us and wants us to draw more closely to him within and through the trials, traumas, tragedies and triumphs of ordinary life…

Go here to read the full post.