Let us open our eyes to the deifying light,
let us hear with attentive ears the warning which the divine voice cries daily to us,
"Today if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts."
St. Benedict strikes this tone at the outset of the Rule because one's disposition at the beginning of a journey sets one's course. As we begin again, let us do so with earnest, eager, urgent attention to what the Spirit is saying in the actual circumstances of our real lives, the circumstances where God is waiting to be revealed.