A Rule of Life

A Rule of Life is an intentional way of ordering our days, weeks, months, and years. Its primary focus, however, is the shape of our day, because how we shape our day, shapes our soul. A rule of life helps you invest your limited time and energy. It’s the way we maintenance our mortification. It grounds our lives in practice and participation. We needn’t worry about trapping ourselves in a rigid structure, as Madeleine L’Engle taught us, “The sonnet is the strictest of all forms, and yet there’s nothing you cannot say within it.” Rather than stifling freedom, a rule of life enables it.