Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/100315.cfm
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.”
Do you desire to see as the disciples did, to hear as they did? You can. All you have to do is believe as they did, to trust as they did and to give yourself to Our Lord as they did. It is really not hard, it just takes faith. Do you have what it takes?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the ability to see and hear as the disciples did. You Lord have opened my eyes and ears to the wonders that you see, because I gave my life to you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
The Lord listens to the poor.