Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Learning how to see

In Wisdom 11: 24 we read, "God loves all that God has made."  As I was praying today I read the following by Richard Rohr -- "Contemplation teaches us how to see.  When we see the world is enchanted, we see the revelation of God in each individual person and creature.  Our first job is to see correctly who we are, and then to act on it.  All I can give back to God is what God has given to me, no more and no less."

God help me to see the love that you have given to this world, especially in the places that are experiencing so much hardship at this time. The Church celebrates today the Feast of the Holy Innocents and remembers the slaughter that King Herod set in motion when he was jealous of the new born king -- Jesus.  As we commemorate the lives lost so long ago let us take time today to hold in prayer the many lives that are continually lost each day in our world.  May these innocent lives continue to be held in God's loving hand.
Pat Schifini, OSU

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