Someone sees you … Wednesday, April 17

3rd quarter of 16th century

A Rosary Meditation … The First Glorious Mystery, the Resurrection. “For I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one shall take from you.” John 16:22. Prophetic in more ways than one, and more times than once. Jesus is of course speaking of His resurrection here but the resurrection has far-reaching implications. His followers would see Him again, after the resurrection, and at His Second Coming, and today here where I am at about six p.m. You’ll need to check your own parishes Mass schedule to see when it happens today there where you are. And, odd as it might sound, none of this would’ve happened without the crucifixion. There isn’t one Mystery that can be deleted without taking away all of them. Think about it. But seeing Him again would of necessity require that a person had seen Him before, wouldn’t it? Could the followers He speaks to here ever seen Him at all if they hadn’t believed first? No one sees Christ, not after His resurrection or in the Holy Eucharist, without eyes of faith. At the Second Coming its a different matter. Every eye will see Him and many will mourn as a result. The ones who’ll be mourning are the ones blind to faith. But here we have His words to the faithful, the ones with eyes to see and ears to hear. They saw Him again. And “I will see you again … ” He saw them too, didn’t He? Remember Who’s looking the next time the priest raises the Host at the consecration. You’re not the only one seeing.

Today … St. Elias. Spanish martyr with Paul and Isidore. He was a priest of Cordoba, Spain, quite elderly. Isidore and Paul were catechists. They were put to death by the Moors of the city. St. Eulogius gave a vivid account of their martyrdom. Do you think anyone that willingly dies a martyr’s death is blind? Or do they see better than most? Do you think anyone that sacrifices socially or politically or financially for the sake of saving a life is blind? Or do they see mandated health insurance covering abortion for what it is?

Quote … “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” ~ Pope John XXIII ~

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