Contemplate the Mystery of God

Posted by Ilia Delio, OSF on Nov 26, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Photo by Max Duzij on UnsplashWe cannot see God with our physical eyes nor can we find God through the logic of reason. The more we try to see God with our physical eyes or find God through logical analysis, the more we will fail. We will become increasingly frustrated and God will become more distant to us. To see the extraordinary ordinariness of God is to see with a different set of eyes, the eyes of the heart and to know God by a different logic, the logic of love. What Francis tells us in his Admonition is that we must contemplate the mystery of God. Contemplation takes place when we learn to see the mystery of God bent over in love in the fragile human flesh of Jesus Christ. The way to contemplate the mystery of God’s humble love, according to Francis, is in the Eucharist.

—from the book The Humility of God: A Franciscan Perspective  by Ilia Delio, OSF

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Categories: Jesus, Bonaventure, Francis of Assisi