Tuesday 16 January 2018

About Today Readings

St Honorius.

1 Samuel 16:1-13. Psalm 88(89):20-22, 27-28. Mark 2:23-28.

I have found David, my servant—Psalm 88(89):20-22, 27-28.

The Lord does not see as we see. The Lord looks on the heart.

Sometimes we are confused by appearances. Samuel did not choose the strongest of Jesse’s sons but the weakest, David, to fulfil God’s plans for Israel because he had read his steadfast heart. We can also get distracted from what the Lord is wanting from us by laws and traditions to which we cling.

Jesus broke many rules he counted as trivial to heal on a Sabbath or to feed the hungry apostles. Lord, help us to see into peoples’ hearts and not to judge by appearances, especially that of the disabled, the poor, the outcast, the stranger.


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