Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that, always pondering spiritual things,
we may carry out in both word and deed
that which is pleasing to you.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Collect for Sunday of 7th Week in Ordinary Time
What are the spiritual things we are to ponder on?
We single out certain events in the life of Jesus and Mary, for example as Mysteries. These, like the Sacraments and the Liturgy of the Church, disclose something of the love of God and the working of grace in our lives.
But the Sacraments take the form of simple human actions – washing, a caress, eating drinking – many of them repeated many times each day; the events of the lives of Jesus and Mary – birth, death, choice of the good and best – are in many respects similar to events in every person’s life.
Is there anything that is not a spiritual thing? Capable of communicating something of God, or by our mis-use capable of disclosing something awry in us?
- What in your experience in the last 24 hours would reward your spiritual pondering?
- Bring the results to God in prayer…
Rosary Way, Aylesford Priory. (c) 2008, Allen Morris