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: God made the two great lights, the greater one to govern the day, and the lesser one to govern the night; and he made the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky, to shed light upon the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw how good it was. (Genesis 1:16-18)
You made springs flow into channels that wind among the mountains. (Psalm 104:10)
Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed. (Mark 6:56)
Observation: From the first reading for today’s Mass, I get that light that illuminates the world is the central focus of the beginning of all creation and God, the almighty, created everything. From the responsorial psalm, we see that God created the streams of water that are the lifeblood of his creation. Finally, we see in the gospel reading that He sent his Son to show us how to use His power to save others.
Personification: Faithfulness Imagine the world if all Christ’s disciples today were faithful enough to his teaching that they walked the earth healing everyone that merely touched their cloak. It will be my focus in life to be about faith in the almighty, so much to show Him that I am worthy to be a channel for the holy Spirit to flow through me to bring the healing power of the Lord to others.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy Spirit. Amen.
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- A Healthy Fear of God (pjsprayerline.blogspot.com)
- Are We Better Off With Or Without God? (pastorpaulvbsblog.blogspot.com)