RULE OF LIFE:
Martin Luther King Jr. developed a rule to guide the non-violent protests of the civil-rights movement. His rule emphasized the spiritual principle and inner attitudes under-girding one’s action, although it also included specific practices like meditation, prayer, and service.
A rule of life is not meant to be restrictive, although it asks for genuine commitment. It is meant to help us to establish a rhythm of daily living, a basic order within which new freedom can grow.
It should be clear that from these examples that there is great latitude in a personal rule of life. Your rule will be unique to your circumstances, personality, and needs, yet in harmony with the basic historic practices of Christian life and faith throughout the centuries. Let us choose to be open to God’s blessings by becoming present to God. Transforming encounters await those who design and practice their rule of life. We promise
CHAPLAIN, FORMER LEO, CULTURE-CHANGER