Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The Mind of Christ

The Mind of Christ

September 4, 2012

Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time

By Beth DeCristofaro

For "who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to counsel him?"  But we have the mind of Christ.  (1 Corinthians 2:16)

Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee.  He taught them on the sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching because he spoke with authority.  (Luke 4:31)


Thank you God for Creation.  Thank you God for beauty,  Thank you God for your Word,  Thank you for poets and God, for allowing me to see beauty and hear poetry and long for  your Word.
               To see a world in a grain of sand,
               And a heaven in a wild flower,
               Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
               And eternity in an hour.
               (William Blake)


As Paul reminds us,  we know God only because of God’s great gift of faith.  And Paul, quoting Wisdom and Isaiah reminds us that all during the ages of our human quest for God, it is God’s gifts to us that allow us to know God if only as though “through a glass darkly”.  And it is though the self-revelation of Jesus that we are invited to know God personally as sister, brother, friend, follower.

William Blake penned the beautiful “Aguries of Innocence” that tried to put words to the preciousness of life and human’s place within it.  It was God’s gift that gave him the words, gave humans the ability to see and appreciate beauty and ultimately for us to appreciate that we attempt to not only find God in our lives but to find words that approximate the world’s submersion in God’s presence.

God be praised for sand, flowers, hands, and for revealing to us the Word of everlasting life.


In Capernaum a demon recognized the divinity of Jesus because of the power of the Word.  What holds us back from recognizing and throwing ourselves on the Word?

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