27 July, 2017: To be the Eyes and Ears of God

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Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1: Ex. 19. 1-2, 9-11, 16-20; Gospel: Mt. 13. 10-17.

“HOWEVER MUCH YOU HEAR, YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND, HOWEVER MUCH YOU SEE YOU DO NOT PERCEIVE”

These verses from the Gospel of today reminds me of the condition of the world today. The world to a great extent has become so insensitive that a new philosophy has taken birth. ‘I exist, only I exist, therefore you should not exist’. We heard the word of God, we listen to the voice of God but do we understand? we rather shut our ears toward the voice of God and widely open our ears to hearken to the voice of the world. Remember God has given us ears so that we may hear, understand and do what the voice of God asks of us, so that seeing our lives the deaf world will be able to hear and understand, and do what the voice of God asks of them in their lives.

People of today have become mere spectators. They do not perceive. They are like the people who were watching Jesus carrying cross to Calvary, they do not become like women in Jerusalem who wept for Him. In the Gospel of today, Jesus calls each one of us blessed for the privilege which we have received. But the question remains, do you hear what the world does not hear? Let us pray God for the grace to hear and see the word of God so that through us the deaf world can hear and the blind world can see.

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