+Dear Saint David Parishioners,
In today’s first reading, we can ask ourselves, “How many times am I like Samuel and judge by appearances?” If you are like me, you may answer, “more times than I would like to admit.” This may be the truth, but with Jesus’ grace, we can pray, “Jesus, please help me not to judge, but rather to see others as You see them, as one created in Your likeness and loved unconditionally. Help me to be more charitable and loving, rather than negative and critical.” We heard in this reading from Samuel, “Not as people see does God see, because people see the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart.”
May we be open to allowing Jesus, our Good Shepherd, to lead us along the right paths of life and let His light and love shine through us to others. Additionally, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, just like the blind man in today’s Gospel, we can be healed from our blindness and share Jesus’ forgiveness with others. Freed from our sins, we are then strengthened to walk in the light of the Lord and can invite others to do the same.
Lenten blessings! Saint Joseph, whose feast day is celebrated tomorrow, pray for us!