Great thought from the great Saint:

“Not to desire to be called holy before one is; but to be holy first, that one may be truly so called. To fulfil daily the commandments of God by works. To love chastity. To hate no one. Not to be jealous; not to entertain envy. Not to love strife. Not to love pride. To honor the aged. To love the younger. To pray for one’s enemies in the love of Christ. To make peace with an adversary before the setting of the sun. And never to despair of God’s mercy. “— Rule of St. Benedict

St. Benedict of Nursia By Georges Jansoone – Own work, Public Domain, writing the Benedictine rule, portrait in the church of Heiligenkreuz Abbey near Baden bei Wien, Lower Austria. Portrait (1926) by Herman Nieg (1849-1928)