Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Readings of the day: RB 3:1-6
Mass: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Resp. Psalm 89; Mark 2:23-28

The Lord looks into the heart

I include here something a friend wrote recently. His words serve as a link between the Lord’s words to Samuel above, and today’s Gospel Acclamation (Ep 1:17-18) below: ‘It still makes me smile and shake my head at the manner in which our Father worked this all out for you. He is paying attention, isn’t He?’ Yes, God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is paying attention. He counts every hair on our heads. He knows when we sit and when we stand. He knows our thoughts from afar. He probes the depths of our hearts and knows exactly what each one of us needs. If we are patient, trust, and believe in the LOVE our Father has for us, our lives can be transformed. LOVE is expressed to us in ways small and big each and every day. Will I allow myself to be vulnerable and take notice? It is my experience that LOVE is worth the risk. LOVE looks; LOVE sees. If we are open and let LOVE pierce us, the eyes of our hearts will be enlightened. We will see. No need to be anxious or troubled; LOVE works it all out. LOVE never fails.

May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
that we may know what is the hope that belongs to our call.

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