From part of today’s second reading (Philippians 1:9-11), Saint Paul’s prayer:
And this is my prayer:
that your love may increase ever more and more
in knowledge and every kind of perception,
to discern what is of value,
so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness
that comes through Jesus Christ
for the glory and praise of God.
There are many good words in these verses to meditate upon. One word that jumps out at me is pure. It reminds me of a quote by Søren Kierkegaard, “Purity of heart is to will one thing.”
In his homily, Father suggested to meditate on the word value. The world’s values? My values? Christ’s values? What is of value?