Week 2: Friday
Thus says the Lord, you redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is for your good, and lead you on the way you should go. If you would hearken to my commandments, your prosperity would be like a river, and your vindication like the waves of the sea; your descendants would be like the sand, and those born of your stock like its grains, their name never cut off or blotted out from my presence. (Isaiah 48:17-19)
The use of water as a metaphor of God, or for any good thing, is common in Hebrew Scriptures. Who should know more about the preciousness of water than a desert people like the Israelites?
Send a get-well card to someone in the hospital.
Ask St. Lucy to help us not to be blinded our personal goals, but to always seek what the Lord wants us to do.
Lord, wash me and I shall be clean, bathe me in Your loving mercy and I shall be truly forgiven.
Week 2: Saturday
Then the disciples asked Him, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?" He said in reply, "Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased. So also will the Son of Man suffer at their hands." Then the disciples understood that He was speaking to them of John the Baptist. (Matthew 17: 10-13)
Some among those who followed Jesus would not believe that He was the Messiah. They were waiting for the reappearance of Elijah, who Scripture said must return before the coming of the Messiah. In the same way, many of us have set up obstacles that prevent us from living as if the Messiah has already come.
Make a phone call. Call someone you have been meaning to speak to, but for some reason you have not done so.
May St. John Of The Cross intercede in our prayers for peace on Earth.
Lord, in Your own way remove everything that makes it hard for me to see You clearly today.