The Mind of Christ

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For “who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to counsel him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

These are the last words of today’s first reading from 1 Corinthians 2. In this reading, St. Paul talks about understanding the things of the Lord. He juxtaposes “the natural man” with “the one who is spiritual.” In other words, people who think only of the things of the world, and people who accept that a) there is a God and b) God reveals himself to those who are open to the Spirit of God.

So what is “the mind of Christ?” And how do we tap into it? I’m sure there are many who claim to possess the mind of Christ. Many have wildly varying thoughts and opinions. Can they all be right? Here’s my thought: the mind of Christ is the mind of the Church. Even though there may be vast differences between people in the Church, the magisterial teachings of the Church have been guided by the Holy Spirit. She (the Church) has the mind of Christ.

Father, may we always be in union with the mind of Christ, by learning and living the teachings of His holy Church. Amen.

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