Learn more about St. Anthony, Abbot: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=23
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/011717.cfm
As Jesus was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath, his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain. At this the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?” He said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry? How he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the bread of offering that only the priests could lawfully eat, and shared it with his companions?” Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath. That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”
He was telling them who He was but they did not have the eyes to see or the ears to hear. Are your eyes and ears open to the word of God? If we listen carefully, we will know what the Lord is trying to say to us. Are you willing to let the world go and let the Lord in?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you gave me the ears to hear and the eyes to see. My big regret is that it took me so long to them. May I never again be blinded by the things of the world and place it before you. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you honor, praise, glory and eternal gratitude that you did not give up on me, Amen.
The Lord will remember his covenant forever, Alleluia!