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Mirror, Mirror

Girl looking in a mirror, contemplating life
Image by 愚木混株 Cdd20 from Pixabay 

Mirror, Mirror
Double images
Nighttime musings
Quiet thoughts
What is, what will be, what could be …

The Mirror of Eternity

Place your mind before the mirror of eternity!
Place your soul in the brilliance of glory!
Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance!
And transform your whole being into the image of the Godhead Itself
     through contemplation!
So that you too may feel what His friends feel
     as they taste the hidden sweetness
     which God Himself has reserved
     from the beginning
     for those who love Him.

~Clare of Assisi

The Muse’s Truth

EARLY one day, the Muse, when eagerly bent on adornment,
Followed a swift-running streamlet, the quietest nook by it seeking.
Quickly and noisily flowing, the changeful surface distorted
Ever her moving form, the goddess departed in anger.
Yet the stream called mockingly after her, saying: “What, truly!
Wilt thou, not view, then, the truth, in my mirror so clearly depicted?
But she already was far away, on the brink of the ocean,
In her figure rejoicing and duly arranging her garland.

My Prayer

My prayer tonight while waiting in quietness and stillness, pondering the truths of Romans. Considering His many mercies and common graces. Grateful for repentance, forgiveness, and the newness of life. My desire is to reflect the Lord’s glory.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 CSB
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