Posted by: livingscripture | October 23, 2018

29th Tuesday of Ordinary Time

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Twenty-ninth Week of Ordinary Time 

WORD of the DAY  

Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. (Luke 12: 35-38)

 How shall I live this Word?

My heart cannot help but wait for someone.  I would not have the strength to face emotionally a single dark night, if I did not have the intimate certainty that the person I love is at the door, that next day my desires will be fulfilled, that light will follow darkness, the hope of spring in winter. How many nights dot our existence, how many trials, how many disappointments that seem to veil the horizon of good before us, almost to make it disappear! As believers we know we are moving in the darkness, we are not deluded, we do not let ourselves be dazzled by the colored and shimmering festoons of worldliness, as we travel towards the true light. Therefore we are blessed, because we see beyond, keep our spiritual senses awake, and are not content with “everything immediately”.

I undertake to recognize the glimmers of light even on the darkest and most nebulous days, those that the Lord will always give me, to nourish joy and hope and transfigure even my small sufferings into good.

 The Voice of  St. Leo the Great

“To believe without hesitating in that which escapes material sight and to fix desire where it cannot be reached with the eyes, is the strength of truly great hearts and the light of strong souls.”

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