18th January

A Broad Mind

I will pray with the spirit, but I will also pray with the understanding. 1 Corinthians 14: 15

For eagerness of the truth, it is fitting that its proper nature should be reckoned: zeal without anger, humility without neglect…

What is best for the mind? Breadth and humility, for every good thing finds room in a broad, humble mind. What is worst for the mind? Narrowness and closedness, and constrictedness, for nothing good finds room in a narrow, closed, restricted mind.
Colman mac Beognae The Alphabet of Devotion

Pray attentively and you will soon straighten out your thoughts. Desert Sayings

I will not cease from mental fight
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand. William Blake

Always make a practice of provoking your mind to think out what it accepts easily. Our position is not ours until we make it ours by suffering. If you cannot express yourself on any subject, struggle until you can. If you do not, someone will be the poorer all the days of their life.
Oswald Chambers

If you aim at nothing, you hit it. Anon

Jesus, Son of Mary
Have mercy upon us
Jesus, Son of Mary
Be with us and for us where we shall longest be.
Be at the dawning of our life
Be at the darkening of our day.

Consecrate us –
All that we inherit, all that we acquire
Consecrate each mind and body
Each day to yourself
Each night also
King of kings
God of all.
Carmina Gadelica