On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: December 2, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Why do we lose sight of the glory of the Lord in our lives? Why do we allow temptations to distract us? Giving in to sin blinds us and robs us of eternal light. So each time we find ourselves in that situation we should ask ourselves, do we love sin more or Jesus?

Jesus our healer and deliverer has come to restore our sight. To restore our broken relationship which was a consequence of sin. So let us cry out on faith to Him to have mercy on us. For He will heal our contrite hearts so that we can live in His light now and forever.

O Holy Spirit protect and guide us, so that we may always walk the path of righteousness. Amen

First reading
Isaiah 29:17-24

The Lord says this:

In a short time, a very short time, shall not Lebanon become fertile land and fertile land turn into forest?
The deaf, that day, will hear the words of a book and, after shadow and darkness, the eyes of the blind will see.

But the lowly will rejoice in the Lord even more and the poorest exult in the Holy One of Israel; for tyrants shall be no more, and scoffers vanish, and all be destroyed who are disposed to do evil: those who gossip to incriminate others,
those who try at the gate to trip the arbitrator and get the upright man’s case dismissed for groundless reasons.

Therefore the Lord speaks,
the God of the House of Jacob,
Abraham’s redeemer: No longer shall Jacob be ashamed,
no more shall his face grow pale, for he shall see what my hands have done in his midst,
he shall hold my name holy.
They will hallow the Holy One of Jacob, stand in awe of the God of Israel. Erring spirits will learn wisdom and murmurers accept instruction.

Matthew 9:27-31

As Jesus went on his way two blind men followed him shouting, ‘Take pity on us, Son of David.’ And when Jesus reached the house the blind men came up with him and he said to them, ‘Do you believe I can do this?’ They said, ‘Sir, we do.’ Then he touched their eyes saying, ‘Your faith deserves it, so let this be done for you.’ And their sight returned. Then Jesus sternly warned them, ‘Take care that no one learns about this.’ But when they had gone, they talked about him all over the countryside.

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