Eleventh Friday in Ordinary Time

11th Friday of Ordinary Time
June 21, 2019

WORD of the DAY

The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness. And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be! (Matthew 6: 22-23)

How shall I live this Word?

Having pure eyes is what is asked of us several times in the Gospel. The purity of the gaze on people, events, things makes us radiant and then “the whole body will be filled with light”. The way we look, evaluate, think, feel, walk, and act depends on the eye and the heart, which makes a person radiant or dark, and also the reality that surrounds them. From this radiance springs the positive thoughts, the joy of being together, the wonder and awe in front of creation and creatures.

The Voice of Henry Newman, a Great Convert

Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home,
Lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene, one step enough for me.


Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Via dell’Ateneo Salesiano 81, 00139 Rome, Italy
E-mail: srmterzo@gmail.com Website: www.sanbiagio.org info@sanbiagio.org
Blog: livingscripture.wordpress.com Comment by Sr. Graziella Curti, FMA

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