Light shines on the righteous
and joy on the upright in heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous,
and praise his holy name.
- Psalm 97:11-12
|Carthusian monks, by Vincenzo Carducci, c.1630|
|Benedict Presents the Monks with His Rule, by Il Sodoma, c.1505|
|I'm not the only one who enjoys complicated schemes of self-discipline.|