Since this vision is the reflection of God’s glory, the reflection of eternal light and the spotless mirror, look upon that mirror each day, O queen and spouse of Jesus Christ, and continually study your face within it so that you may adorn yourself inside and out with beautiful robes and cover yourself with the flowers and garments of all the virtues, as becomes the daughter and most chaste bride of the most high King. Indeed, blessed poverty, holy humility, and indescribable love are reflected in that mirror as, with the grace of God, you can contemplate them throughout the entire mirror.
—Edited by Keith Beasley-Topliffe, Upper Room Spiritual Classics: Writings of Francis & Clare (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.
—James 1:23-24 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy.
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