The second reading at Mass on Sunday is from St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians
May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is revealed, to bring you to full knowledge of him. May he enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope his call holds for you, what rich glories he has promised the saints will inherit and how infinitely great is the power that he has exercised for us believers. This you can tell from the strength of his power at work in Christ, when he used it to raise him from the dead and to make him sit at his right hand, in heaven, far above every Sovereignty, Authority, Power, or Domination, or any other name that can be named not only in this age but also in the age to come. He has put all things under his feet and made him, as the ruler of everything, the head of the Church; which is his body, the fullness of him who fills the whole creation.
- An odd question, maybe, but what do you not know of what God has revealed? Or what do you find it difficult to believe in what you know has been revealed?
- What helps you deepen your knowledge and belief/love in God?
- What draws you from belief in God?
The image is of the Holy Spirit, and is, I believe an image produced by Turvey Abbey in preparation for the visit to the UK of Pope Benedict.
In these days before Pentecost, how good to find ourselves beneficiaries of this prayer of Paul that his readers receive the spirit of wisdom…
To make his prayer your own you might like to join the Church in her novena of prayer for Pentecost. Don’t worry about joining late, someone somewhere, is sure to have been praying for you up to now…
You can find the Novena at http://wp.me/p4lRyj-jB