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Monday, September 1, 2014

The Mind of Christ

“Who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to counsel him? But we have the mind of Christ." 1 Cor 2:16

It is incomprehensible to think we can counsel God, but unfortunately that is exactly what some try to do. Upset with what they don't understand about the world, faith and life, they want to tell God how God ought to act. There is a humorous saying about those who do this. Do you know the difference between you and God? God  never thinks he's you.

Living with the unknown and submitting ourselves to God with absolute trust is always difficult. It is natural to want to know what tomorrow will bring, but no matter how we plan or scheme, each day unfolds outside of our control, and our task is to live each day with faith and hope. When we are able to do this, life is simpler and more honest. Yes, we are more vulnerable than we like, but this is the price of a living faith.

We all know that we have no control over yesterday or tomorrow, and little control over today, but when we commit ourselves to be as present to God as possible, we learn to live more serenely and openly. We rush less, and obsess less, especially about the behavior of others. Most important, like the Christ, we work hard to make God available to others by the way we care for them.

Today, let the Christ guide you in every way. Listen to him.

What practices help you to let go of your compulsions?

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