By Michelle Muff

Fasten Your Eyes - WINE

 

He is not God of the dead but of the living. You are greatly misled.” ~ Mark 12:27

 

Twice in today’s readings, Jesus uses the word misled. We, too, can be easily misled, and it is important to fasten our eyes on Christ.

Daily Prayer

In the morning, I set aside time to pray.  Some days, I wake up early and linger in the warmth of the Lord’s presence, and other mornings, I am rushed and acknowledge the weakness in my schedule.  When I pray, I imagine lifting my spirit to the heavens, and I talk to God.  This process does not make sense to the world.  It is not logical but spiritual and can only be experienced with spiritual eyes.  Thank you, Holy Spirit!

Blind Guides

In today’s gospel, Jesus tells the Sadducees that they have it all wrong and are greatly misled.  They did not believe in heavenly realities but were focused on earthly realities.  The narrative of the women with many husbands was a philosophic distraction.  Jesus was not misled but offered them the truth.  The Sadducees could not see or hear the truth because they were blinded to spiritual realities.

Look At Me

How often do we too get bogged down by early realities and forget to look up to the heavens and have our focus on Jesus.  Jesus asks us to fasten our eyes on him and not look away.  Our battle on earth is to live in the world but not of the world.  To live in the truth of spiritual realities amidst the pains, sufferings, and limitations of our human existence.  There is only one way. Not as the Sadducees but as children of the living God in this world and in the heavens.

 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, help me fasten my eyes on you so that I may see and be led by the Holy Spirit to know, love, and serve God in this life and the next. 

Call to Action:

Read the scripture passage 1 Corinthians 2:9-12.   Ask yourself the question:  How can I receive the spirit who is from God so that I can understand what God has freely given me?

 

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