Today's class discussed two questions from Thomas' Summa Theologiae, on The Best Religious Order and Poverty. Students are asked, what was most striking to you about this week's readings?
A religious order's merits are not based on their austerity, austerity is a means to perfection.
Our Lord did not forbid all care, but only such as is excessive and hurtful.
I need to reconsider my definition of hospitality.
Religious are called to pay attention to their affections and the emphasis they place upon things and the people in their life.