The Benedict Option – Let’s Get It Right
By Dcn. Peter Trahan
If you haven’t heard of the Benedict Option (you will) or even (especially) if you have heard of it, it really needs explaining for it to be a real option. In December 2013 Rod Dreher, a writer for The American Conservative magazine wrote an essay entitled Benedict Option: A medieval model inspires Christian communities today. Since then there has been a “fluttering” of responses, both for it and against it, mostly against it, and all from “our side,” and all more or less presenting an inaccurate perspective of what it is. The Benedict Option is meant to be a response to the “world gone wild.” (More on the response later.) Or to put it more bluntly, normal human society’s response to the Left’s (attempted) takeover of western culture.