6th Sunday After Trinity: (6) Lovers

There is once again a remarkable agreement between the arcana of the week, (6) Lovers, and the theme of the Collect, which today dwells upon the pouring of the Love of God into the hearts of mankind.

The Collect

Oh God who hast prepared for them that love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding: Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer

Old Testament Reading

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies. Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.

Song of Solomon 6: 3-4

New Testament Reading

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

1 Corinthians 2: 9

Liturgical Affirmation

Ego sum lux mundi

et ubi caritas et amor

ibi ego sum.

Meditation

“Let us make man in our own image.” (Genesis 1: 26) God imagines Himself to be the sun, moon, stars, world, or man; then He feels Himself to be what He imagined Himself to be. The idea and the feeling unite (male and female), and the cosmos comes forth. God imagined Himself to be man; then through feeling He became what he imagined Himself to be.

Give life and confidence to your image and it will become alive in your experience. This is how you become what you want to become. Whatever you affix to I AM, you become.

Joseph Murphy, The Miracle of Mind Dynamics, page 121

Ubi Caritas

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