Introduction | Discerning Our Personal Rule of Life Episode 01

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Tom Griffith

“Rule of life helps me to be present, not always looking to the past or projecting ahead to the future. The treasure is right here, right now, in God’s presence.” – Tom Griffith

In this series, we will be noting Steve Macchia’s book, Crafting a Rule of Life (IVP). Tom Griffith is our special guest, and is the founder of Greater Formation. A personal rule of life is a pattern or way of living both descriptively and prescriptively for God. This ancient concept comes from our spiritual fathers and mothers, like St. Benedict, who chose to listen intently to God’s voice for how wholistic ways of living faithfully and fruitfully. We in turn are invited to consider how best to steward every facet of our lives in ways that honor God and build up his kingdom.

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