Sunday 8th March – 3rd Sunday of Lent
Reflection: Psalm 19:8-11
EYES THAT SEE
“Three Blind Mice” was the title of a popular song we sang as children. As we sang it we could picture the mice as they walked aimlessly in our young minds. Blindness is indeed a terrible thing. What if I suggest that you play a little trick on yourself by choosing to shut your eyes for a whole day without opening them even when moving about within your house? “That sounds very weird!” you would say. So is the predicament of being blind. God has given us eyes for a purpose – for seeing.
This principle applies even more to the spiritual life. We are given spiritual eyes to see but unfortunately many of us do not see. The major reason why many young people live in disobedience is because they are spiritually blind. Every time we walk in disobedience, many things go wrong in the spirit realm, God is not happy and so are His angels. The devil and his demons are happy and sometimes one’s destiny is even thwarted.
To recover our spiritual sight beloved, we must consider the ancient antidote which the Psalmist gives to us today, and this is the “Living Word of God” (Ps 19:8). This is the cure to spiritual blindness. We must go beyond just reading and memorizing Scripture. We must take time to meditate on it each day, for as we do, God opens our spiritual eyes and we see life much more clearly. When you meditate on God’s Word day and night, it not only causes you to see, but also to succeed in all that you do (Josh 1:8).
PRAYER: Thank you Jesus for Your Word is a light to my path. Please help me to seek direction in your word each day. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 748: “The Church has no other light than Christ’s; according to a favourite image of the Church Fathers, the Church is like the moon, all its light reflected from the sun.”
HIDE A TREASURE: “The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.” Psalm 19: 8 RSV-CE
Today’s Readings: Exodus 20:1-17; Ps 19:8-11; 1Cor 1:22-25; John 2:13-25