Today’s Readings for the Daily Office
Psalm 137:1-6(7-9), 144 (Morning)
Psalm 104 (Evening)
1 Pet. 4:7-19
Regaining Our Sight
In today’s readings we hear Peter discussing using our gifts to serve others, with the wonderful encouragement to “love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” This is a wonderful reminder of the endless power of the love of God that we can share with each other.
In the Gospel reading we hear about two men who regain their sight. So often we lose our perspective on what we are called to do, and what we may need to do to find healing and peace. When Jesus asked them what they needed, they were willing to be honest about their needs, and had faith that he could provide the healing they needed. This passage can be a reminder that Jesus has compassion for us and our needs, but we have to be willing to be honest and lay them at his feet. It also reminds us that as the body of Christ in the world today, we can offer healing to those around us through compassion, which is rooted in empathy, generosity, and grace. May we find the strength to seek to offer Christ’s compassion to each other daily.
Written by Dan Robinson
Dan Robinson is the Director of Media Ministries at St Paul’s, and serves as a Homilist for the Wednesday evening congregation.