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Matthew 6:22-23 The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
We can see the face of the divine in everyone we meet. There are traces of the sacred all around us. We see them in the ordinary—ordinary places, ordinary people. Be present, listen, and share the joy already present.
We always have help in our quests for joy, connection, and abundance because that is the life God wants for every one of us. God knows well the darkness, which is why God provided the ultimate light in our Lord Jesus Christ—giving us the ability to seek Jesus where he wills to be found.
We must learn to recognize help when it shows up, believing full well that God understands our deepest desires and, like any good parent, provides for them. And we must trust that we have what we need exactly when we need it because we are beloved children of God.
MOVING FORWARD: Make a list of your favorite activities. How many of them are “ordinary?” What are some ways to celebrate the ordinariness of life?
Today the Church remembers Jerome, Priest, and Monk of Bethlehem, 420.