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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 7, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 29:17-24
Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14
Matthew 9:27-31

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today's Gospel reading calls to my mind the popular hymn "Amazing Grace."

I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

This song, like today's Gospel, is about all of us. We are all blind in some respect and it is only through our faith in God's amazing grace that we are made to see. This has been the truth throughout the history of Christianity and it is no different today.

Today Jesus gives sight to two blind men. After His death and resurrection He reveals Himself to the disciples on the road to Emmaus as well as in many other instances. Saul, soon to become Paul, is made blind and then Jesus gives his sight back to him and he sees the Truth clearly. For some of us, we are made to see, only to become blind once more to be healed by His amazing grace once again.

Consider, to what are you blind today?

Do you have faith enough in Him that He can make you see? As we close this first week of Advent, let us pray for faith and healing as we look forward to that day when we'll all see Him in His glory.

- Don Claunch, SFO |
email: dlclaunch(at)bresnan(dot)net

Friday of the First Week of Advent

St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church

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