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Rules for life carry relevance today

Archbishop Benson lived in a different era, but his rules for life carry relevance today:

• Eagerly start the day’s main work.

• Do not murmur at your busyness or the shortness of time, but buy up the time all around.

• Never murmur when correspondence is brought in.

• Never exaggerate duties by seeming to suffer under the load, but treat all responsibilities as liberty and gladness.

• Never call attention to crowded work or trivial experiences.

• Before confrontation or censure, obtain from God a real love for the one at fault. Know the facts; be generous is your judgment. Otherwise, how ineffective, how unintelligible or perhaps provocative your well-intentioned censure may be.

• Do not believe everything you hear; do not spread gossip. Do not seek praise, gratitude, respect, or regard for past service.

• Avoid complaining when your advice or opinion is not consulted, or having been consulted, set aside.

• Never allow yourself to be placed in favorable contrast with anyone.

• Do not press conversation to your own needs and concerns. Seek no favors, nor sympathies; do not ask for tenderness, but receive what comes.

• Bear the blame; do not share or transfer it.

• Give thanks when credit for your own work or ideas is given to another.

J. Oswald Sanders



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