Sunday, March 11, 2018

Discover Jesus's look of love

Father Perry D. Leiker, pastor
By Father Perry D. Leiker, pastor 

Quote of the Week: “We are here to awaken our illusion of separateness.” — Thích Nhất Hạnh.

The princes, priests, people “added infidelity to infidelity” and even desecrated the temple.

John tells us that those who live in sin hate the light and hate love and are attracted to darkness. But just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert (those who looked at it were saved from their sin), so must the Son of man be lifted up.

We must truly look to him — look at him — and discover his look of love at and for us. This is the good news of the word today.

The letter to the Ephesians today says it most succinctly: “God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, brought us to life with Christ — by grace you have been saved.” 

Scriptures for our RCIA elect

The healing of blindness happens several times in the Gospel, but in John’s Gospel today a simple phrase captures the wonder of this miracle: “One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see.”

Sight — whether physical, emotional or spiritual — is always preferable to blindness or the inability to see.

This, again, is what the choice of Jesus Christ is really about.

Father Perry D. Leiker is pastor of St. Bernard Church. Reach him at (323) 255-6142, Ext. 112; email Follow Father Perry on Twitter: @MrDeano76.

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