April 7, 2019 – Thoughts by Rev Kev

In our Lenten Journey we are invited to celebrate the gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Leave the Light On For You! will occur again next Wednesday, April 10th, at each of our parishes. Father Jerry will be at Mary, Mother, Father Pat will be at Our lady of the Valley, and Fr. Kevin will be at St. Damien — 6 to 9pm.

Consider meditating on the Beatitude

“Blessed are the clean of heart for they will see God.”

Think about the kind person you are? Are you able to use the eyes of your mind to see and the ears of your heart to hear? Lent is that wonder time to answer these questions!
It is like this. Those who can see with the eyes of their bodies are aware of what is happening in this life on earth. They get to know things that are different from each other. They distinguish light and darkness, black and white, ugliness and beauty, elegance and inelegance, proportion, and lack of proportion, excess and defect. The same is true of the sounds we hear; high or low or pleasant.
So it is with the ears of our heart and the eyes of our mind in their capacity to hear or see God. God is seen by those who have the capacity to see him, provided that they keep the eyes of their mind open. All have eyes, but some have eyes that are shrouded in darkness, unable to see the light of the sun. Because the blind cannot see it, it does not follow that the sun does not shine. The blind must trace the cause back to themselves and their eyes. In the same way, you have eyes in your mind that are shrouded in darkness because of your sins and evil deed.
But if you will, you can be healed. Hand yourself over to the doctor, and he will open the eyes of your mind and heart. Who is to be the doctor? It is God, who heals and gives life through his Word and Wisdom. Through his Word and Wisdom he created the universe, for by his Word the heavens were established, and by his spirit all their arrangements. His wisdom is supreme. God, by Wisdom founded the earth, by understanding arranged the heavens, and by knowledge the depths broke forth and the clouds poured out the dew.

Come find the Love and Mercy of God in this Sacrament!

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