Today’s Thoughts: My reflections today focused on seeing things differently through the eyes of God, the eyes of faith. The first reading from Jeremiah paints a picture of a man, a prophet who is asked by God to see things differently, to see his life differently.
St. Paul asks the Corinthians to see love differently, not the way the world see it but as God sees it. It is a beautiful reflection about love that we have probably heard a hundred times at weddings and anniversaries. Yet, if we listen to St. Paul closely, love is very hard, it is not easy. It is a perfect love, a love perhaps only that God can offer. It is a love that we are always reminded of each time we look at the Cross. It is a love that asks us to look at our love for God, for others, for ourselves differently.
In the Gospel Jesus asks the community at Nazareth to look at life differently. He asks them to look at a life bigger than themselves but unfortunately, they cannot. They are stuck in their own little world!
The challenge of the scriptures today is can we look at life differently? Can we look at life with God's eyes, with the eyes of faith?
Have a blessed and holy Sunday everyone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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