At any rate here is my reflection by Archabbot Lambert Reilly , O.S.B. from his book Latin Sayings for Spiritual Growth.
Maria montisque polliceri
("The promise of the seas and the mountains")There is a German saying, "Big in the head and little in the follow-up." Some promises, made in moments of excitement or offered as an extension of our pride, are impossible to keep. Such promises as these are simply beyond the power of the speaker. Do we recall Peter's promises of faithfulness to Christ and his failure to keep them?
God's promises seem the most extreme of all: A child will be born of a virgin. our sins, no matter how great,are forgiven. Spend your days on earth loving God first, and death will not really be the end.
Wild fantasies? Impossible visions? Not with Good, the One who can do a thing, the One who can do all things.
With that same God, we can do some impossible things, too. We can be at peace with life as it is, rather than striving for more. We can forgive. We can even love our enemies.
It's all because of faith. I faith, we take on the mind of God, open our hearts to His strength, and live within the peace of His promises.
Thanks be to God