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Saturday, June 9, 2012

We learn to contemplate reality...

Contemplative scene
We are still on #21 of the Constitutions of the Society of the Sacred Heart - last reflection on this part:

The Spirit dwelling within us
gradually transforms us, enabling us
through His power to remove whatever
hinders His action.
The Spirit unites and conforms us to Jesus
and makes us sensitive to His presence
within ourselves, in others and in all that happens.
Thus we learn to contemplate reality
and to experience it with His Heart,
to commit ourselves to the service of the Kingdom
and to grow in love:
"Have this mind among yourselves
which was in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 2:5).

We learn to contemplate reality only when we are sensitive to the presence of the Spirit..and to experience it with His Heart -  I think that means to be compassionate, patient, forgiving, humble, etc. as Jesus was and is! He wants me to be His arms to reach out to others, His hands to help those in need, His feet to go where He cannot go physically, and, above all, I am to give His Love to others and love as He loves!! It is impossible without His grace but we are called to this and so He is with us. We are part of the evolution of the world, our mission in the expanding universe is one of furthering the Body of Christ. Everything we do is important. I have a role in helping and keeping the world evolving in the way God wants.
Ilia Delio says that the emergence of Christ depends on our capacity to love, to become whole-makers.

The love of God is poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Let us ask the Spirit to "Have this mind...which was in Christ Jesus."!!

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