Gift: Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe) – With the gift of wonder and awe (fear of the lord), we are aware of the glory and majesty of God. A person with wonder and awe knows that God is the perfection of all we desire: perfect knowledge, perfect goodness, perfect power, and perfect love.
Reading: Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” But they remained silent. (Mark 3:4)
Observation: My question is that even if I have accepted that Jesus is the lord of the Sabbath, and as it was said in yesterday’s gospel, the sabbath was created for man and not man for the sabbath, have I truly accepted the fact that Jesus has the power to perform miracles in the lives of those who seek him? I don’t assume that I am like the Pharisees, but at times I feel like I share some of the same doubts about how and when we should be prepared for God to work miracles in our lives.
Personification: Faithfulness It is only by displaying the fruit of faithfulness in my life that I can be sure that the will of God is being done in my life. This faithfulness should manifest itself in different ways in my life, especially in my ability to make it to Mass or communion service daily. Also, in the ability to take the time to pray in different forms throughout the day.
Prayer: Lord, please allow me to display the fruit of faithfulness in my life today and with every new day that I am blessed to enjoy on this earth. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy Spirit. Amen.