Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dominica Sexagesima: be "terra bona."

"Semen cecidit in terram bonam, et attulit fructum, aliud centesimum, et aliud sexagesimum."

Be "good soil": "those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience"
(Luke 8, 15)

How to "hold fast"? How to "bring forth fruit"? Through prayer.

"The tradition of Christian prayer is one of the ways in which the tradition of faith takes shape and grows, especially through the contemplation and study of believers who treasure in their hearts the events and words of the economy of salvation, and through their profound grasp of the spiritual realities they experience." (CCC 2651)

Deus, qui conspicis, quia ex nulla nostra actione confidimus: concede propitius; ut contra adversa omniaDoctoris Gentium protectione muniamur.
Per Dominum
nostrum Iesum Christum Filium tuum, qui tecum, vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy offers a reflection for Dominica Sexagesima.