Monday, January 12, 2009

The Mirror

Therefore, dearly beloved, may you too always rejoice in the Lord. And may neither bitterness nor a cloud of sadness overwhelm you, O dearly beloved Lady in Christ, joy of the angels and crown of your sisters!

Place your mind before the mirror of eternity!
Place your soul in the brilliance of glory!
Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance!
And transform your whole being into the image of the Godhead
through contemplation!

So that you too may feel what His friends feel
as they taste the hidden sweetness
which God Himself has reserved
from the beginning
for those who love Him.

St. Clare of Assisi, Third Letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague


Sophia said...

Please pray for Jasmine Simons-Araya and her family, members of our parish. She is 24 and had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery last week--not for cancer but for complications of diabetes. Recovery is slow and painful thus far and taking a lot out of everyone.

Songbird said...

What beautiful words, such a helpful prayer today. Amen.

Sophia said...

Please pray also for the repose of the soul of Rabbi Michael Signer and the comfort of his family. Michael was a wonderful faculty member at Notre Dame--by far the most supportive there of my priesthood--and I hadn't even known he was battling pancreatic cancer.