December 13, 2021

My reflection today is from Living Faith:
I see him, though not now; I behold him, though not near. Numbers 24:17
“My dear aunt and godmother, Lucy, had keen eyesight. I don’t know if that’s attributable to her name saint, Lucia, patron of eyes. Lucy had keen inner sight too-a woman of faith and prayer all her life. Even when her body and mind were less strong, she kept her eyes focused on what really matters.
Today we hear the words ‘of one who sees what the Almighty sees, enraptured and with eyes
unveiled’ (verse 4), joyful and full of wonder. These Advent days are given to help us come closer to seeing things as they really are. It is the pure of heart, Jesus told us, who will see God. Our inner vision is strengthened by prayer, and Advent can help us pray. Can we encourage each other in staying strong in prayer and purifying our hearts? We want to be able to recognize Christ whenever and wherever he arrives, as the shepherds recognized him even in a lowly manger.
Teach me to see, dear Lord to see you and to see as you see.” Mary Marrocco
Advent is a time to come closer to our God.?