Sometimes we daydream—staring into space as though looking at something, but we’re not. If someone were to ask, “What are you looking at?” We could not tell them. We could only say what we were daydreaming about.
That’s the way it is with the Pharisees, the religious leaders in Jesus’ time. They daydream for something to find fault with in Jesus’ behavior. They don’t see the poor and the needy right in front of them; they have no love in them.
The real organ of sight is the heart. When our hearts are warmed with love, what we see calls us to love and compassion. When we aren’t so loving, things bother us and we miss out on so much.
Imagine: being bothered by Jesus and the love he gives! Ask the Lord to give you love for others and to see with the eyes of the heart.
On Sundays we follow the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
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