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LENTEN MANTRA

March 5th, 2014 | Posted by Sr. M. Carroll Schemenaurer in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

The Holy Spirit has inspired me to make 2 Cor. 8:9 (in Pope Francis’ Lenten letter) as my mantra for this Lent.  Based on self-knowledge of my visual learning manner, I find it more fruitful to memorize the Scripture by accenting the “connecting phrases” in italics…

For you know…the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

That though…he was rich

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Yet for your sake…he became poor,

So that…by his poverty, you might  become RICH!

Why, you may ask?  The Spirit uncovers or helps me to know (experience) the mysteries of God  in the “RICHES.”  As the connectors are an aid in understanding God’s logic, so this mantra is a “connector” to the several “mysteries of God” embedded therein:

Incarnation … Paschal Mystery … Divine Indwelling … filiation with the Father through Jesus our Brother …. “Easter Wings” by George Herbert

Perhaps someone else may wish to share insights from this Scripture…or some passages from THE GOSPEL OF JOY that really relate to this Scripture. I am grateful to share my enthusiasm with you.