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2015 Lent Day 35

Today’s Readings

I once took a job that I thought would be pretty exciting, decent pay and challenging.  Two days into the job it was not what I thought.   With the long hours I saw my decent pay dwindling.   Then the final straw was put on when, on a Friday they told me I had to work on that Saturday  – no thanks!   I had turned down some other jobs for that job and now I was trying to back track to those jobs to see if they were still open – nope.   Oh boy, not a good time to complain about not having a job.

The people were just freed from Egypt’s reign and abuse.  They had been wandering the wilderness for some time now and start to complain about God and Moses.  Oh boy, not a good time to complain about being freed.

Sometimes the path that God leads us on seems like the wrong one.  If His voice is clear to you along your journey then stay on the path.  If it seems muddled or confusing, seek guidance, pray, look for other signs.  But have faith that the Lord is with you!

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2015 Lent Fourth Sunday

Today’s Readings

We always appreciate help when we don’t ask for it.   Sometimes the helper is overzealous and actually hinders the process, but we do like the help.

In today’s readings the blind man was not seeking out Jesus, unlike others that we have heard of before.   It was actually the disciples having a debate and asking for clarification with Jesus.  And the miracle begins, Jesus spits in the ground.   Now if I was blind and I heard, well you know the sound,  of someone spitting, I guess I might be concerned.   No, the blind man was not – maybe he was deaf as to what what was happening or actually, did not care.   And then Jesus applies a goop on your eyes, but you do not know it is actually Jesus – you may think it is just a disciple or some one else.   This is faith.  This is trust.

Then when the pharisees starts to question him, he starts to believe even more.  Then when Jesus asks him – he believes in Christ.

It may take some steps of faith for you to believe that Christ is effecting your sight or life.  Have patience and faith.

Lent ……. Day Twenty-Six

Lent ……. Day Twenty-Six

“How merciful is the way God has guided me.  Never has He given me the desire for anything which He has not given me, and even His bitter chalice seemed delightful to me.” (Story of a Soul, 152)
St. Therese of Lisieux

When you go out to eat and you are done with your meal, the server often asks you “Is there anything else I can get for you?” and often your reply is “we’re good”.

It’s funny then when God has presented us with an abundance of gifts that when up wanting more.   And for some reason we think that God has abandoned us.  Look at the Israelites in their exodus from the pharaohs .  God presented manna each morning for them to eat and then they complain that they only have manna to eat.  We are able to provide shelter, food etc. and we complain we can’t go on vacations.

We should examine today’s gospel from John 9:1-41  where the blind man is healed by Jesus.  When the pharisee’s questioned him on who healed him and the fact that he was healed.  Then Jesus found him  “When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out,
he found him and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
He answered and said,
“Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?”
Jesus said to him,
“You have seen him,
the one speaking with you is he.”
He said,
“I do believe, Lord,” and he worshiped him.”

We should all be thankful and worship God.

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