If you had three wishes, what would they be? In my Lectio Divina (Phil 2:5) I fumbled across these ideas when thinking about Jesus.
My three wishes would be radically different than if I selected them six or seven years ago. I am coming off Leukemia (CLL) and cardiac arrest (2007) which probably shook me to my spiritual foundations and caused me to re-evaluate my life in terms of worth and meaning. Here are my three:
These three wishes are all to be able to place God first and me second. It is a mindset that I share with others. As one who can only hope to aspire to be a Lay Cistercian, the practices and charisms of humility and obedience to God’s will ground me with a North on my compass of life. It doesn’t make life easier. It doesn’t take away temptation to be God. It doesn’t keep my road from being rocky. It does means I know the Way, the Truth, and the Life and with God’s grace try as best as I can to make all things new. It is a process of becoming, not of attainment in this lifetime.
Jesus only gave us one command: love one another as I have loved you. Of course, everything is second to that commandment.
That in all things, may God be glorified. –St. Benedict