Thought of the Day September 12, 2019 Keep our eyes on the prize

By 9:45 AM

To arrive at a  pure  heart, what we need is a well-ordered life with a single focus, so that each step, each decision leads in the right direction. We need to reflect on and embrace as fully possible the attitude of St. Paul. Listen to his desire to be single-minded or to be pure of heart.

“It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained perfect maturity, but I continue my pursuit in hope that I may possess it, since I have indeed been taken possession of by Christ [Jesus]. Brothers, I for my part do not consider myself to have taken possession. Just one thing: forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God’s upward calling, in Christ Jesus.

In another words, to attain purity of heart is a process by which we make Christ, the all and all in our life. If we keep the prize ahead of us, then we make choices accordingly.

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