Sunday, January 20, 2019

Rolle: prayer to the Holy Spirit

Sunday, January 20, 2019
    Commemoration of Richard Rolle of Hampole, Writer, Hermit, Mystic, 1349
    Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
    —2 Timothy 4:8 (NIV)
    O Holy Spirit, Who breathe where you will, come into me and snatch me up to yourself. Fortify the nature you have created, with gifts so flowing with honey that, from intense joy in your sweetness, it may despise and reject all which is in this world, that it may accept spiritual gifts, and through melodious jubilation, it may entirely melt in holy love, reaching out for uncircumscribed Light.
    ... Richard Rolle (1290?-1349), Concerning the Love of God [1434], tr. Richard Misyn, ch. 11 (see the book)
    See also 2 Tim. 4:8; John 3:8; 8:12; Acts 2:2-4; 1 Cor. 12:11; 2 Cor. 5:8
Quiet time reflection:
    Blessed are You Who grants gifts of understanding.
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