Open our eyes and our hearts today to your loving presence, God our loving Father! Make us stop for a while to feel your presence in us and among us to experience true wealth and real wisdom so unlike with what the world offers that is always misleading. Like St. Pau, may we feel that deep pride in you who loves us, accompanying us in this life, leading us to fulfillment and joy.
Brothers and sisters: I am not ashamed of the Gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes… For what can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them.
Romans 1:16, 19
So many times, we have chosen to follow the flow of this world, "claiming to be wise" when in fact, we have become fools in our own making; like that Pharisee who had invited Jesus to dine at his home, we have become so unaware of the presence of Christ and have become more amazed at finding faults and criticisms at what is outside of us, not realizing the need to look more inside to cleanse our hearts and souls where you dwell and see you present in every moment especially among others we least expected. Amen.