Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Bridget, Patron of Europe

July 23rd, 2015
"Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it." Matthew 13 : 17

Moses longed to see the face of God. How he would have envied St. John who wrote in his First Letter: “What we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life…” i.e. the face of God in Jesus of Nazareth.

When speaking in parables, Jesus was not hiding truth from sincere seekers, because those who were receptive to spiritual truth understood the illustrations. To others they were only stories without meaning. This allowed Jesus to give spiritual food to those who hungered for it while preventing his enemies from trapping him sooner than they might otherwise have done.


Lord, I thank you for the many ways you reveal yourself to me each day, sometimes in the most unlikely situations. Amen