Journey With The Pope – 7/5/2020

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 

“Our eyes are sick. And Jesus says it clearly in Matthew’s Gospel: “if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is this darkness! (Cf. Matthew 6:22-23).” But what are the things that make the eyes sick, the eyes of faith? Our eyes are sick: what are the things that “pull them down,” that blind them? The vices, a worldly spirit, pride. The vices that “pull one down” and also these three things — the vices, pride, a worldly spirit — lead you to socialize with others to remain secure in the darkness. We often speak of the mafias: it’s this. However, there are “spiritual mafias,” there are “domestic mafias, always, to seek another to cover oneself and remain in darkness. It’s not easy to live in the light. The light makes one see so many awful things within us that we don’t want to see vices, sins . . . Let us think of our vices, let us think of our pride, let us think of our worldly spirit: these things blind us, they move us away from Jesus’ light. There is so much darkness within. And the Lord saves us, but He asks us to see it first, to have the courage to see our darkness so that the Lord’s light can enter and save us. Let us not be afraid of the Lord. He is very good, He is meek; He is close to us. He came to save us. Let us not be afraid of Jesus’ light.”

Pope Francis 

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Psalm 89

For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

The favors of the LORD I will sing forever;
through all generations my mouth shall proclaim your faithfulness.
For you have said, “My kindness is established forever”;
in heaven you have confirmed your faithfulness.
For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
“I have found David, my servant;
with my holy oil I have anointed him,
That my hand may be always with him,
and that my arm may make him strong.”
For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

“My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him,
and through my name shall his horn be exalted.
He shall say of me, ‘You are my father,
my God, the Rock, my savior.’”

For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.


Blessings from Team MISSIO!

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