Not every aspect of a saint’s life needs to be imitated, and that’s okay.
Venerable Augustine Baker, a holy Benedictine monk of the 17th century, gave detailed suggestions on what to avoid when engaging in spiritual reading. These suggestions can help us look at spiritual books or articles from a different perspective, recognizing that each person is on a unique path to God and what works for another person doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for us.
Here are several of Baker’s suggestions as found in his book, Holy Wisdom.
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