Conforming Our Whole Live to the Mind of Christ based on Isaiah 40:12-14
12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? 13 Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord, or what man shows him his counsel? 14 Whom did he consult, and who made him understand?
The answer to these questions is “No one”. God alone created the universe without counsel and without consulting vast volumes of science journals. God sends forth His Spirit in an active and life-giving force to do His work and achieve His divine purpose. God has His own mind and needs no direction, guidance, counsel or instruction. All understanding and enlightenment which creation reveals have their origin in Him alone.
God’s knowledge and teaching surpasses all teaching of any persons, including the most scholarly and holy among us. Within the teaching of His Spirit we find hidden the bread of life, though frequently we tend to have diminished longing for it due to our craving to follow our own mind and desires. We do not earnestly and exclusively seek the mind of Christ. During these remaining days of Lent, let us seek to become more deeply rooted in the words and actions of Christ that we might better conform our whole life to His mind. As the Apostle Paul says in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
St. George's Anglican Church
231 E. Carroll Street, Macomb, IL 61455
Morning Prayer Wednesday 8 a.m.
Healing and Holy Communion Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Holy Communion10:30 a.m.
Christian Formation and Bible Study every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Bible study every Monday evening at the church parish hall at 5:00 p.m.
Diocese of Quincy
Bishop J. Alberto Morales, OSB, DD