Intention: That we may nurture a culture of vocation that invites and inspires all people to discern how to live their lives as their best and truest selves.
Today’s Gospel | Mark 8:22-26
When Jesus and his disciples arrived at Bethsaida, people brought to him a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. Putting spittle on his eyes he laid his hands on the man and asked, “Do you see anything?” Looking up the man replied, “I see people looking like trees and walking.” Then he laid hands on the man’s eyes a second time and he saw clearly; his sight was restored and he could see everything distinctly. Then he sent him home and said, “Do not even go into the village.”
From the Fourth Meditation for the Time of Retreat | Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Consider Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd of the Gospel, who seeks the lost sheep, puts it on his shoulders, and carries it back to restore it to the fold. Because you are taking his place, consider that you are obliged to do the same thing. Ask him for the grace needed to procure the conversion of hearts.
Eternal Father, your Son came to us to bring light into darkness and to give sight to the blind. Many of us wander through our world unable to see clearly, our eyes closed to the lives and the needs of others. We pray for your healing, so that our minds and hearts will be filled with the glow of your truth. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.