Little Whispers, Trisha Rodriguez

The Moon

First Reading
Isaiah 29:17-24

The Lord says this:
In a short time, a very short time,
shall not Lebanon become fertile land
and fertile land turn into forest?
The deaf, that day,
will hear the words of a book
and, after shadow and darkness,
the eyes of the blind will see.
But the lowly will rejoice in the Lord even more
and the poorest exult in the Holy One of Israel;
for tyrants shall be no more, and scoffers vanish,
and all be destroyed who are disposed to do evil:
those who gossip to incriminate others,
those who try at the gate to trip the arbitrator
and get the upright man’s case dismissed for groundless reasons.
Therefore the Lord speaks,
the God of the House of Jacob,
Abraham’s redeemer:
No longer shall Jacob be ashamed,
no more shall his face grow pale,
for he shall see what my hands have done in his midst,
he shall hold my name holy.
They will hallow the Holy One of Jacob,
stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Erring spirits will learn wisdom
and murmurers accept instruction.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 26:1,4,13-14
(R.)The Lord is my light and my help.

The Lord is my light and my help;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
before whom shall I shrink?
(R.)The Lord is my light and my help.
There is one thing I ask of the Lord,
for this I long,
to live in the house of the Lord,
all the days of my life,
to savour the sweetness of the Lord,
to behold his temple.
(R.)The Lord is my light and my help.
I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness
in the land of the living.
Hope in him, hold firm and take heart.
Hope in the Lord!
(R.)The Lord is my light and my help.

Gospel
Matthew 9:27-31

As Jesus went on his way two blind men followed him shouting,
‘Take pity on us, Son of David.’ And when Jesus reached the house
the blind men came up with him and he said to them, ‘Do you believe I can do this?’
They said, ‘Sir, we do.’
Then he touched their eyes saying, ‘Your faith deserves it, so let this be done for you.’
And their sight returned.
Then Jesus sternly warned them, ‘Take care that no one learns about this.’
But when they had gone,
they talked about him all over the countryside.


themoon

“And those who err in spirit will come to understanding” (Isaiah 29:24)

REFLECTION
I used to think that the moon chased me at night.

Back when I was little, every time I rode a car, I would look up at the sky and find the moon looking down at me. I looked at the stars and the moon and just felt safe. I’d be able to fall asleep just by looking at it, wondering why it was chasing me. It made me feel excitement and joy whenever I saw it, but after a few years, I learned that a lot of kids my age then had this exact same feeling about the moon. Sure enough because of my science classes, I of course knew the scientific explanation for that occurrence.

For a person who grew up believing that something you thought was just for you really wasn’t, it was quite disappointing. Somehow I didn’t feel all that special anymore, but whenever I’d look at the sky, it still feels like I’m the only one seeing the moon chase me. Upon looking at the sky, I realized that I mistook my judgement of value. Just because someone has something you have, doesn’t mean what you have isn’t special anymore. I learned to accept that everyone will always have some special things in common, things they don’t want others to have. I gained the understanding that we just have to trust that everything we have is special and unique. Whatever we think, feel, and act on is our own kind of uniqueness.

Looking at things that are of value is what really matters and loving it on top of everything else. Just like our relationship with God. Every relationship God has with His children is unique. We should not mistake our judgement in that. Looking at our relationship with Him, valuing Him, and loving Him. You can’t ever compare it with others for you haven’t been in their shoes to know the difference.

Reflection Song

Tapestry by Hillsong UNITED

Author

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