Thought of the day
9/13/2019 7:19:20 AM

Thought Of the Day


"Then you will see clearly"

O Lord, drive away the darkness from our minds with the light of your wisdom, so that enlightened in this way we may serve you with renewed purity. The beginning of the sun's passage through the sky marks the beginning of the working-day for us mortals: we ask you, Lord, to prepare in our minds a place where the day that knows no end may give its light. Grant that we may have within us this light, the life of the resurrection, and that nothing may take away our delight in you. Mark us with the sign of that day that does not begin with the movement and the course of the sun, by keeping our minds fixed on you. In your sacraments we welcome you every day and receive you in our bodies. Make us worthy to experience within us the resurrection for which we hope. Be the wings for our thoughts, O Lord, Drawing us lightly to the heights And bearing us up to our true home. By the grace of baptism we conceal within our bodies the treasure of your divine life... Let us appreciate the great beauty that is ours through the spiritual beauty that your immortal will arouses in our mortal nature… May your resurrection, Jesus, cause the spiritual man to grow in us (cf Eph 3:16) and may the contemplation of your mysteries become the mirror in which we come to recognise you (1Cor 13:12). Grant, Lord, that we may hasten to our true home, and, like Moses on the mountain-top seeing the promised Land, (Dt 34:1) let us possess it even now through contemplation.