Oblate Program at Belmont Abbey, NC

Disobedience separates the soul from God



Cistercians_webBy the sin of disobedience man began to be at odds both with God and with himself, and by the just judgement of God, he who did not want peace with God did not find peace in himself. As it is written, 'You have set me against you, and I am become a burden to myself'. Man, therefore, who did not wish to be united with God, is divided in himself, for disobedience separates the soul from God and is the death of the souL

Baldwin of Forde


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