First Reading 1 Samuel 16: 1b, 6-7, 10-13a
Psalm Response Psalm 23:1-6
Second Reading Ephesians 5: 8-14;
Gospel John 9: 1-41
We learn in the reading from 1 Samuel that the Lord does not judge by the appearance of a person, but by the heart. He guides us in right paths. We need not fear for He is by our side. We are to dwell in the house of the Lord. There was a time when we were darkness, but now we’re light in the Lord. We must live as children of light because light produces every kind of goodness, justice and truth. In today’s Gospel Jesus healed the blind man to let God’s works be shown. We, too, must let God be shown to others. We must be a “light to our world today”!
by John Henry Cardinal Newman
O Lord, I give myself to You. I trust You. You are wiser than I — more loving to me than I am to myself. Fulfill your high purposes in me, whatever they may be; work in and through me. I was born to serve You, to be Yours, to be your instrument. Let me be your blind instrument. I ask not to see. I ask not to know — I simply ask to be used. Amen.
Madonna Bishop, OSF