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March 16, 2014

DR CUMMINGS: Be more than you are

When I lived in the monastery, we used to gather in a quiet circle on Saturday evening after Vespers for a spiritual exercise called “accusations.” All of us monks would kneel down and one by one, we would “accuse” ourselves of faults in our behavior. The idea, of course, was to improve ourselves, to avoid those bad things -- whatever they were -- in the coming week and “to be more than we were.”

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