Beginning my journey in the book The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris. As I pondered her opening pages, centered on the theme of Dawn.
 
She explained her introduction to the Benedictine form of Spirituality and the Rule of Benedict. The principle focus at the outset is the nature of time. How we live as spiritual people in the realm of human time. There were a couple items she described that gave me pause, and I invite you to pause and consider these three questions.
 
* What does it mean when a person believes in the sanctification of time?
 
* What is my response to the claim, “scripture is an ecology of thought, imagination, decision, and action [in all situations and at all times], the end of which cuts through all our excuses.”
 
* In light of the Rule of Benedict, how might we benefit from “keeping death daily before our eyes?”