As we continue to do Lectio Divina this Lent, pause for a long moment to let these words sink in, "preferring nothing whatever to Christ."
Benedict uses some rhetoric here to really emphasize what he wants to convey:
It was not enough for him to say, "Prefer Christ," which would have been a clear admonition. No, he has a three-fold emphasis here:
How would your life need to change to live this out? What adjustments would you need to make?
If you are considering religious life, could you imagine to give Christ such a prominent space in your life?