MY daily reflection and prayer: Friday, September 12, 2014
Here is the Gospel for us today, according to St. Luke 6:39-42. Let’s read it slowly.
Jesus told his disciples a parable: “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? No disciple is superior to the teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his teacher.
Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’ when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.”
And this is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ.
What can we learn from the parable of Jesus on a blind guide and his word on a bad eye? Jesus reminds us with a question, “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?” Yes of course, a blind man can’t guide a blind person. Both will fall into a pit and have a lot of trouble. The same case will happen to a bad eye. It will only end in misery and disaster!
Jesus wants to remind us that we can only help and guide others if we have learned and received from a wise teacher and director. We can not help others overcome their faults if we are blinded by our own faults and misperceptions.
Here we realize that we are all need a master who is able to help us to overcome the blind spots. With need the best guide to overcome blind spots in our own lives.
Who is the best master for us? He is Jesus Himself. He is the best physician and shepherd of souls who seeks out those who desire healing, pardon, and restoration of body, mind, and spirit. He is the guide for me and as well as for you. He comes to free us from the worst oppression possible that is slavery to sin, fear, and condemnation. Sure is a skillful doctor who heals our cancer of sin, evil, and oppression in our lives so we can be set free and restored at all. Just one we need to be healed that we first submit to whom can heal us.
In Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, I believe that Jesus is my great Healer. He heals my blindness of heart to know His love and to serve others. He restores my whole person, my soul and body, mind and heart. There at least; I pray to the Lord that I have always positive thinking of other people that I am able to grow in love. I ask Him especially to heal me from easily misjudging others for I tend to be easier to find fault in others than in myself. Let’s trust in God’s mercy and grace that He floods our heart with His loving-kindness then we may only have room for charity and kindness towards our neighbors.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ; give us the humility that we realize our ignorance, faults and mistakes. Help us always to praise others rather than to criticize them. May we can sympathize them rather than discourage. Give us Your Spirit that we are able to build rather than to destroy, to think of others at their best rather than at their worst. May we guide each other in Your love and mercy, now and forever. Amen.
Girli Kebon Dalem
“abdi Dalem palawija”
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