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You Know that You Know

18 Oct

man in praise

You know how it is. You read the same Scriptures over and over again. But one day, you read the same section or verse and a bright light comes on.

It’s a new insight.

When I was first in the Charismatic Renewal Movement, some thirty years ago, there was an expression which celebrated enlightenment or a deeper understanding:

“You know that you know that you know.”

Recently in praying the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, I enjoyed such a moment. It was during the second mystery, the one which celebrates the Ascension of Jesus into heaven.

I have always known that Jesus ascended to the Father in his complete humanity: body, blood, and soul.

But this time, I realized anew that our redeemed human nature was now eternally present before the Father. Jesus is there, in his humanity as well as in his divinity.

In a real sense, we are there also—because, baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we now become the Body of Christ, we are in him in heaven and here on earth as the Holy Spirit continues to sanctify us and give us wisdom, courage and understanding.

The point is, at least for me, that I must never become too “familiar” and too “comfortable” with traditional prayers.

They never run out of blessings and enlightenment.

 

 

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