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The Spiritual Means, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

19- Other Subjects For Contemplation | Contemplating on the lives of the saints

 

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Christ with as a father protecting his child: God's care for us - photo by Momentmal.  صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السيد المسيح يسوع في هيئة أب يعتني بابنه: عناية الله بنا - الصورة لمومينتمال.

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Christ with as a father protecting his child: God's care for us - photo by Momentmal.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السيد المسيح يسوع في هيئة أب يعتني بابنه: عناية الله بنا - الصورة لمومينتمال.

You can contemplate on one of the virtues:

Such as contemplating on wisdom and discretion, or on the virtue of mercy, love and long suffering, or on prayer and your relationship with God, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. You contemplate on the depth of the virtue, its causes inside the soul, ways of expressing it.. and whatever relates to all that from the verses and stories of the Holy Bible.

You can contemplate on the Church Sacraments:

Such as Baptism and the hidden grace that takes place in it and is explained by the verses of the Holy Bible.. or the holy Chrism (myron) and the work of the Holy Spirit in it and in us.. And so forth with the rest of the Sacraments, and the divine work that is concealed in the laying on of hands.

You can contemplate on Gods will and His good planning:

Or on the wondrous works of God (Job 37:14) and His strong hands. Or on Gods way and method of dealing with sinners and with saints. And as David the Prophet says to the Lord: I meditate on all Your works (Ps 143:5).

 

Contemplating on the lives of the saints

This is a beautiful subject that is very beneficial. Contemplating on the lives of the saints is a desirable food for the soul and I dont want to cover it hastily. I would rather specify for it an independent subject, God willing.


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