Meditation is an ideal way to pray. Using God's word (Lectio Divina) allows me to hear, listen and reflect on what the Lord wants to say to me - to one of his disciples - just like He did two thousand years ago.
The best time to reflect is at the beginning of the day and for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
Prior to going to sleep, read the Mass readings for the next day and then, in the morning, reflect on the Meditation offered on this website.
I hope these daily meditations allow you to know, love and imitate the Lord in a more meaningful way.
God bless you!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Mt 9:27-31 Two Blind Men. One Savior.

Friday of the First Week of Advent
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As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out, "Son of David, have pity on us!"  When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I can do this?" ...Then he touched their eyes and said, "Let it be done for you according to your faith."

Who is blind?  All of us suffer from blindness.  None of us can see the future.  Granted, we can prepare for it and sort of imagine it but we cannot even come close to seeing it. 

A long time ago in High School, I knew a young lady who was unhappy with her ears.  She was constantly complaining about them and promised herself that once she graduated she would get an ear job.  She worked long hours while in high school.  She saved every penny she could.  On the day she graduated, she made an appointment to get her ears "fixed."  But on that same day she met a boy who would go on to be her boyfriend and soon after, her husband.  She never got her ears fixed.  Instead, she used the money on her wedding and honeymoon.

She never saw it coming. 

When people asked me, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I said, "Rich!"  Why not?  What's wrong with that?  

Well, I never saw the priesthood coming, and I never imagined for a moment ever being rich in such a different way. 

Advent is about allowing the Lord to come into your life and mess things up. 

- It's about clearing a path for the Lord. 

- It's about faith, hope and love, the three essential ingredients that allowed two blind men to see the one and only Savior, Jesus Christ.

I think they saw Him coming.

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