One of my more reckless endeavors in Lectio Divina (Philippians 2:5) is to say to the Holy Spirit “I am here, what is on your mind?” This has a risk associated with it because my the capacity and the capability for me to assimilate and accumulate pure energy from the Holy Spirit is extremely limited. Perhaps that is why St. Thomas Aquinas gave up trying to comprehend and contain the fullness of who God is and just tried to believe with all his mind, all his heart, and all his strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5).

We, humans, want everything right now. Actually, it takes a lifetime to learn how to love in human terms and to practice the art of contemplation in spiritual terms. Some of us get it and some never do. Impatience with results is a distraction when I am trying to meditate and hopefully move on to contemplate.


  1. Seek God every day where you are and as you are. Each day begin a new opportunity to expand the capacitas dei in my capacity to love others as Christ loved us. Each day, I am just a bit better than I was the day before because of the Christ Principle.
  2. It your life is easy, maybe you are not living the correct life. You are signed with the mark of the cross for a reason. Do you know how to take up your cross daily and follow Christ? Daily.
  3. In the beginning was the Word.
  4. The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
  5. The purpose of Scriptures is to give us examples of how to love others as Christ loved us. (John 20:30-31)
  6. You have not chosen me, I have chosen you from the world began.
  7. My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. (John 6)
  8. Mercy will be shown to those who show mercy to those around them.
  9. Do not overcome evil with evil but overcome evil with good.
  10. Place your light on a stand so that it might shine for all to see your good works and give glory to the Father.

If you read these ten sentences and think about them, do they do anything to bring you closer to having in you the mind of Christ Jesus?


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