Tuesday 13 February 2018

About Today Readings

St Catherine De Ricci.

James 1:12-18. Psalm 93(94):12-15, 18-19. Mark 8:14-21.

Happy are those you teach, O Lord—Psalm 93(94):12-15, 18-19.

Jesus, I am very often envious of the disciples.

They could touch you, talk to you, listen to you, all day every day. They saw you heal the sick, feed the hungry, give sight to the blind. Their hearts must often have been moved as they listened to your parables and your teaching. How exciting it must have been for them!

Yet in today’s gospel you sound exasperated with them. In spite of being so close to you, they still had difficulty in understanding what you were on about. I too feel exasperated with these men of Galilee, critical of their diminished understanding. Surely I would have understood. Or would I?

You have performed miracles in my life and I do not see. Open my eyes and ears, Lord, that I may know and serve you.

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