by Sister Paulette Hupfauf
The opening antiphon sets a positive tone for today's scriptures: "Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice!" Then the responsorial Psalm continues, "The Lord has done great things for us, we are filled with joy." In the Gospel we hear of Bartimaeus, a blind man who sat by the roadside begging. Each of us is blind at times, not visually but we are blind (that is, closed) to God's great love and care for us. Jesus's response to Bartimaeus is, "What do you want me to do for you?" To which Bartimeaus says, "I want to see." Let us pray daily this week that we may see and hear what God is calling us to do, to show his love and care to others.
You know all too well, Sister, that I have wanted "to see" for so many years. It has been my question to God: What do you want me to do? I want to love and care for others, but by what means? Good food for thought. Miss you and your wisdom.
Thank you for your thoughtful words of guidance Sister C...as Jeanette, I have asked God for some time now for the eyes & ears to see & hear His Will & direction for me. I have also been blessed by recently hearing & seeing that He has been answering my prayer requests all along... just not always in the way that "I" prayed for. TY again Sister Paulette.
Sr. Paulette you have set an example for all of us for we have certainly seen God's love in you!
God showers us with love every day but we need to be reminded to be tuned into His presence. Thank you for the beautiful reflection.
Thanks Sister Paulette for the reminder to "Let the heart seek the Lord" and when I am not "seeing or hearing the whisper of the Lord". Always something I need called attention to.