So often I am asked by Men and Women, "what can I do to feel more connected to God in my life and to feel more peaceful?"
I often share my rule of life with others. It isn't that I always follow this rule, but when I don't, I lose focus and different aspects of my life suffer because of it. Time after time, when I return to the rule (guide), my life regains balance and my inner peace returns.
Rules of Life – Deacon Pat
Rule #1 - Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office) Morning and Evening
Rule #2 - Daily Mass (if Possible) / Read daily readings
Rule #3 - Daily Rosary
Rule #4 - Simple Diet - No between meal eating
(Abstinence from meat on Fridays)
Rule #5 - Fasting 1 x week (Bread and Water)
Rule #6 - Adoration 1 hr / week
Rule #7 - Daily Exercise
Rule #8 - Weekly Mass
Rule #9 - At least Weekly Service to the Poor / Widowed / Imprisoned / or Sick
Rule #10 -Monthly Confession / Routine Spiritual Direction