There are moments in life - both spiritual and intellectual - that change us. They redirect us. They complete us.
Enlightenment is a way of coming to see life, to see ourselves differently. It transforms us from average, everyday kind of people to people with a purpose in life.
Enlightenment requires complete abandonment of past certainties so that new possibilities can become possible. To be enlightened requires the courage to think new thoughts. It does not mean that we never make mistakes. It means that we have the wisdom to realize that we can learn from the mistakes.
Inspired by Joan Chittister
Reflection: Who is wise and understanding among you?
"Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in humility that come from wisdom." James 3:13
• Who is one wise person you have known? How did you recognize their wisdom?
Nicolas Barré reminds us that God is our all (letter 9):
‘It is God alone who can satisfy us;
God is our goal; the centre and object of our motivations.
We should devote our energies only to whatever will lead us in this direction’.
Prayer: During this month of May, we ask Mary, mother of Jesus to enlighten us in our daily lives. Amen