Saturday, October 5, 2019
The seventy-two disciples returned rejoicing and said to Jesus, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.” Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. Behold, I have given you the power ‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” At that very moment He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to Me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal Him.” Turning to the disciples in private he said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”
It is so easy to take our blessings for granted. Today our Lord reminds us that the Eucharist we receive was longed for by so many who never tasted it, that the faith we possess led many martyrs to give their life, that our status as children of God was made possible by the bleeding of God’s own son. Today we say from the depths of our hearts, “Thank you Lord, thank you, thank you.”
Pray 5 decades of the Rosary in thanksgiving for the love of God.
Today’s Health Challenge: Reflect
Today try to reflect on your spiritual journey for 15 min.