Thursday, March 23, 2017
by Sister Carolyn Zahringer
The readings for this weekend are packed with Lenten food for thought.
In the first reading the Lord directs Samuel to see with his heart; Samuel listens and identifies a young shepherd named David to be king.
In the second reading, St. Paul directs us to “live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.”
In the Gospel Jesus heals a blind man on the Sabbath. Work is forbidden on the Sabbath, but this healing act was more important for Jesus than the letter of the law. Jesus lived by the law of love and invites us to do the same.
The Communion Antiphon is a great summary of the Gospel reading -- “The Lord anointed my eyes: I went, I washed, I saw and believed in God.”
May we each continue the journey of Lent day by day, moment by moment, with open eyes.
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