Thank you, loving Father, for reminding us on this blessed Monday to “live as children of light” (Eph.4:32) as I still remember yesterday’s beautiful story of the blind Bartimaeus, of how I sometimes live in darkness, of being blinded by my selfishness and sin.
Help me to be kind as St. Paul tells us in the first reading.
Thank you for being so kind, merciful Father, in sending us your Son Jesus Christ to become one of us – a kin, a brother who clears our vision that we may see more of the other person as a brother and a sister created in your own image and likeness. It is only when we see everyone as a kindred that we begin to see you on the face of every person and start living as children of light. AMEN. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan 3022.
*Photo by Dra. Mai B. Dela Pena inside St. Jacob’s Church in Rothenberg, Germany 2014. Used with permission.