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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
Homilies/Reflections

Lord, that I may See
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK

Jer. 31:7-9, Heb. 5:1-6, Mk 10:46-52. On this Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, the Church invites us to a better understanding of God and His work in the world. The first reading tells us of how God delivered the remnant of Israel from exile. God brings home not only those who are full of life and energetic, but also the blind and the lame. God brought them from exile, took good care of them and promises to guide them through. One thing that we can be sure of is this: no concept of God which seems to portray God as a monster is worthy of our belief. Many people have been raised with guilt and with a belief that God punishes them for their sins. As we meditate on today’s readings, each of us needs to look into our heart and ask what we think of God.

Do we believe in God who saves or do we believe in God who punishes? Our ancestors struggled with this same problem and Jesus comes as the final answer: God loves and save the world from sin and its consequences. Thus, we are challenged to seek God's guidance like Bartimaeus in today's Gospel: "Jesus, I want to see". It is only when we set out on the journey and begin to ask Jesus to see that we can expect to be given spiritual understanding and insight. We must ask with all the energy of our hearts. We must wait on the Lord. The true meaning of this life is this spiritual journey which is guided by the Church. Let us begin to walk in the Spirit and follow Jesus on the way.

May the Lord guide us by His Divine light and remove the blindness of our hearts! Amen!! Good morning and Happy Sunday!!!

 
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