in reply to Spirit of the Monastery
We could also adopt some secularized version of the Benedictine Rule:
- Poverty (check!)
- Stability (been sitting in chair for 4 hours, check!)
- Chastity (erm, ... )
OK, maybe not. But Benedict had some good ideas, all the same.
25With the undisciplined and restless, <the abbot> will use firm argument; with the obedient and docile and patient, he will appeal for greater virtue; but as for the negligent and disdainful, we charge him to use reproof and rebuke. 26He should not gloss over the sins of those who err, but cut them out while he can, as soon as they begin to sprout, remembering the fate of Eli, priest of Shiloh (1 Sam 2:11-4:18).
--Your punctuation skills are insufficient!