May 10, 2019
(St. Damien de Veuster, Priest)
Ananias went and entered the house; laying his hands on him (Saul), he said, “Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came, that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. He got up and was baptized, and when he had eaten, he recovered his strength. Acts_9:1-20
Sometimes, beloved, we may have scales hindering our sight, and not even know it. Saul was blindly obedient to a law that called for love and kindness to one another while his actions were blindly intolerant to a truth that was staring him in the face. Jesus was the God, the Messiah they were waiting for all along.
And sometimes it takes falling into that pit, it takes that deadly disease, or even total blindness to wake us up to the truth of our own actions. Today let’s pray for clarity of vision in our lives to open us up to the life of others all around us; those in need of a little love, a little thoughtfulness, a little Jesus!
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