Do we actually see things as they really are? David was the future king, and the blind man was a child of God. The Pharisees won’t admit they need help seeing. Ask God to make you new eyes: Open my eyes Lord, help me to see.
Those things you think nobody knows? Jesus already knows… and He still loves you. He offers His love like an ocean of mercy. And He “thirsts” for our faith and our love in return. This Lent, I want you to do two things:
1) Encounter the Merciful love of God: Read the Bible, go to Confession, and see His mercy all around us.
2) Offer the Merciful love of God to your spouse, friends, and yourself.
Today are privileged to see Jesus’ true glory. Peter did not need “three tents” because Jesus is enough. He replaces the Law and the Prophets. Right relationship with God and neighbor happens when we follow Jesus faithfully. Like the Israelites, we have been cheating on our relationships by letting stuff get in the way of people. Clean out the tent of your heart and make room for the amazing gift of Jesus.
Jesus spends 40 days in the desert (sound familiar?) and Satan tempts him to:
*Doubt that God will provide for you.
*Doubt that God will protect you.
*Trade what you have (God) for something that looks better.
The Israelites fell into this temptation. Adam and Eve fell into this temptation. We have fallen into temptation. But Jesus doesn’t fall for it. What’s his secret? Jesus knows he isn’t strong enough, so He leans on the power of God. You are not strong enough, and you will never be strong enough. But lean on God and you’ll never fall.
(9 Mar 2014)
Pope Francis shows the Church that we can’t get by on “good enough.” Every Christian should reflect the face of Christ. This Lent: Fast from a luxury, find a way to serve the poor, and pray a little more. Then you will reflect the Face of Christ!
Charities like Feed my Starving Children depend on Providence. I felt the hand of Providence on retreat once. Too often we really trust in Money. Trust God instead. He will provide everything you truly need, even a backpack.