Sunday Reflection, by S. Jane McConnell, OSF

Reflection for September 30, 2012
 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Numbers 11:25-29
Psalm: 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14

Second Reading: James 5:1-6
Gospel: Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48
Reflection
Today’s Scripture readings call us to pause and consider where the possible “blind spots” may be in our lives.  How and when do I decide which people around me have wisdom, worth and valuable gifts to be shared, and which persons do I judge do not?  What criteria do I use to determine this?  If we ask, God will help to clear our vision, cleanse our hands, and guide our feet away from circles of bias and narrow judgment…freeing our hearts, refreshing our spirits, and giving us wisdom to see others as God sees them as we journey through life each day.

 

Prayer
God of Wisdom and Truth, open our hearts and our spirits, clear our vision, so that we may more clearly see others as you see them, recognize the dignity and worth of each person we encounter, welcome and value the gifts of those around us who seek to serve with grace and humility in your name. Amen.

 

Jane McConnell, OSF
Author of Daily We Seek You
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg
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One thought on “Sunday Reflection, by S. Jane McConnell, OSF

  1. Oh goodness, your words are always so timely for me! I’m definitely praying this prayer today–thank you, and God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo

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