Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Rather it is he who gives to everyone life and breath and everything. He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions, so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far from any one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being.’

In many ways we are blind and our blindness causes us to stumble into temptation, to fall into sin, and to overlook opportunities to do good. We might mean well, we might want to do good, we might hope for something better, but do not come to terms with our weaknesses. Perhaps we enjoy our little blind spots, our earthly pleasures, and don’t want to give them up. We think they are harmless, but no sin is harmless. Whether mortal or venial, they all wound ourselves and our relationship with God and His children. However, God does not leave us alone in our blindness. He is always with us, giving us life, breath, and everything good. He even gives us insights into ourselves through our consciences, showing us our weaknesses not because He wants to shame us, but because He loves us and wants us to do better. He wants us to be the best versions of ourselves. We cannot do that if we are worldly and love our sins more than Him. When we sin we are shadows of ourselves, we are empty, unfulfilled, but when we are holy, following the commandments, teachings, and inspirations of God... we truly live, moving in the Spirit, and thriving as good and faithful servants.

What are our spiritual blind spots? How can we address these areas of weakness and with the help of God overcome our temptations and sin no more? How can we become more faithful offspring in all we think, say, and do?

O Lord, in you we find our life, our purpose, and our being.


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