Hope all’s well.
While doing some lockdown spiritual reading, I came across this St John of the Cross quote,
‘Consequently, anyone who today would want to ask God questions or desire some vision or revelation, would not only be acting foolishly, but would commit an offence against God by not fixing his eyes entirely on Christ, without wanting something new or somebody besides him’
The people of the towns around the Sea of Galilee had Jesus, the son of God in their midst. They saw the miracles of the blind being able to see, of the lame walking, of the dead living again. They witnessed the wonders performed by Jesus, by God, and yet they rejected him.
They were blind to the truth.
It can happen easily to us. We can be blind to the truth in our very midst. We can be blind to God in our midst. We can be blind to God in our lives.
What are required if we are to have eyes fixed on the truth of Christ, eyes fixed on the mystery of Christ, the person of Jesus? Effort and sacrifice.
Effort and sacrifice are required if we are to have hearts open to Christ’s word. We can’t just take it for granted that our hearts are open and our eyes are fixed on Christ. It takes effort and sacrifice.
It means making time for prayer each day. Knee time.
Church open for private prayer tomorrow from 12noon until 3pm, if you’re free to call in for a visit - for a little knee time. Remember and bring your face covering.
Hope you have a good day