“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Colossians 3:1

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TODAY’S WORD…

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You have been raised to life with Christ,

so set your hearts on the things that are in heaven,

where Christ sits on His throne at the right side of God..

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– Colossians 3:1 (GNT)

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REFLECTION…from a sermon by St Gregory of Nyssa

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Set your hearts on the things that are in heaven,

is only another way of saying: “Keep your eyes on Christ.”

Christ is our head, and the wise keep their eyes focused on Him

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We shall be blessed with clear vision if we keep our eyes fixed on Christ,

for in Him there is no shadow of evil.

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As no darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by light,

so no trivialities can capture the attention of those who have their eyes on Christ.

When we keeps our eyes upon the head and origin of the whole universe,

we are looking at virtue in all its perfection;

we are looking at truth, at justice, at immortality

and at everything else that is good – or Christ is goodness itself.

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The wise turn their eyes toward the One who is their head,

but the fools grope in darkness.

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Seek, therefore, the things that are above;

set your hearts on the things that are in heaven;

keep your eyes on Christ!

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QUOTE…

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"Seek the things that are above. …

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

This does not mean cutting oneself off from one’s daily commitments, neglecting earthly realities;

rather, it means reviving every human activity with a supernatural breath,

it means making ourselves joyful proclaimers

and witnesses of the resurrection of Christ, living for eternity.”

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– Pope Benedict XVI

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PRAYER…

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I lift my eyes to You, my Lord, my God, my Saviour,

my King, my Light, my Way, my Truth…

Lead me through life, O Jesus, my Shepherd.

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