Gift: Understanding – With the gift of understanding, we comprehend how we need to live as a follower of Jesus Christ. A person with understanding is not confused by all the conflicting messages in our culture about the right way to live.
Reading: And he kept trying to see him. (Luke 9:9b)
Observation: I am hearing this morning that I need to be constantly trying to see Jesus. If Herod, who beheaded John the Baptist, was seeking to see him than how much more should I, who knows fully who he is, be seeking to see him in everyone I meet. This is probably not the way that Herod is seeking to see Jesus, but his quest is a great reminder to us to be thankful for the gift that Jesus gave us in the Eucharist and we should long to spend time with him.
Personification: Faithfulness I have heard so many stories of people who have found the devotion to adoration of the blessed sacrament to be a game changer in their lives, that I should not be surprised by the Lord’s reminder to me to spend more time in his presence.
Prayer: Lord, I want to be faithful to you and I know that being in your presence will make this easier to do. Please help me to make time to rest in your presence more today and everyday for the rest of my life. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit. Amen.