By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Hanoch McCarty, Meladee McCarty
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A turn of phrase can bear only so heavy a load of interpretation as it exactly reflects the author’s thought. These were the events against the background of which Bernard led the side of his life which was active rather than contemplative; and wherever the Church intervened or became caught up in politics, he was liable to find himself involved. Yet Bernard’s was a life in which the struggle to vita bernardi 21 balance the demands of his monastic profession and the call of the world was perpetual.
132 Humility and Pride In his early letters, Anselm of Canterbury gives many indications of the character of monastic friendship as understood in Benedictine houses. It is passionate in expression, but coolly interchangeable between individuals. 134 The feeling is controlled, purposeful; its purpose is edification. The friendship is a friendship of monks who have given themselves up to God and whose liking for one another depends upon that commitment. Ailred of Rievaulx wrote a Cistercian treatise on spiritual friendship in which he begins with the contrast between this sort of friendship and the ordinary kind naturally enjoyed in the world.
We might have had more of that, and it might have gone deeper, if he had not been distracted by the affairs of popes and by the passing excitements of contemporary politics. 22 bernard of clairvaux 2 monastic theology ‘Where shall I turn, so that I may turn to thee, my Lord God? If I ascend into the heaven, you are there. 8). Am I to turn up or down, to left or right? Bernard’s answer to himself in this dilemma is that he must turn into a different person. ’ If the Lord had said only ‘turn’ and added nothing more, it would be different, argues Bernard.
A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Hanoch McCarty, Meladee McCarty