This painting depicts a monk kneeling in deep, contemplative prayer. The accompanying Latin text reads "Vitam aeternam omni concupiscentia spiritali desiderare.", translated as "To desire everlasting life with all spiritual longing.”
If prompted with the classic job interview question “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”, most of us would envision and desire success, increased knowledge and responsibilities, a better quality of life, etc. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have a clear picture of the steps to make those visions a reality.
If God was interviewing you and asked the question “Where do you see yourself in eternity?”, would you envision and desire everlasting life in Heaven? The single step to get there is no mystery: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30, NABRE)
Location: Chapter Room, Saint Meinrad Archabbey @saintmeinrad - 3 days ago