Kevin Sy, Little Whispers

Faith Not Sight

First Reading
IS 30:19-21, 23-26

Thus says the Lord GOD,
the Holy One of Israel:
O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem,
no more will you weep;
He will be gracious to you when you cry out,
as soon as he hears he will answer you.
The Lord will give you the bread you need
and the water for which you thirst.
No longer will your Teacher hide himself,
but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher,
While from behind, a voice shall sound in your ears:
“This is the way; walk in it,”
when you would turn to the right or to the left.

He will give rain for the seed
that you sow in the ground,
And the wheat that the soil produces
will be rich and abundant.
On that day your flock will be given pasture
and the lamb will graze in spacious meadows;
The oxen and the asses that till the ground
will eat silage tossed to them
with shovel and pitchfork.
Upon every high mountain and lofty hill
there will be streams of running water.
On the day of the great slaughter,
when the towers fall,
The light of the moon will be like that of the sun
and the light of the sun will be seven times greater
like the light of seven days.
On the day the LORD binds up the wounds of his people,
he will heal the bruises left by his blows.

Responsorial Psalm
PS 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
R. (see Isaiah 30:18d) Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.

Praise the LORD, for he is good;
sing praise to our God, for he is gracious;
it is fitting to praise him.
The LORD rebuilds Jerusalem;
the dispersed of Israel he gathers.
R. Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He tells the number of the stars;
he calls each by name.
R. Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.
Great is our LORD and mighty in power:
to his wisdom there is no limit.
The LORD sustains the lowly;
the wicked he casts to the ground.
R. Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.

MT 9:35–10:1, 5A, 6-8

Jesus went around to all the towns and villages,
teaching in their synagogues,
proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom,
and curing every disease and illness.
At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them
because they were troubled and abandoned,
like sheep without a shepherd.
Then he said to his disciples,
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest.”

Then he summoned his Twelve disciples
and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out
and to cure every disease and every illness.

“This is the way; walk in it,” (Isaiah 30:21)

When I was in grade school, I used to play “trust fall” and “Leading the blind” with my classmates.
The game is simple to understand but hard or scary to do because you will really give your whole trust to your partner, it is a game wherein one person will catch you from behind, and the other can lead us to the right path.
Just keep on moving forward, don’t get distracted in your surroundings, he will guide you even if your eyes are closed, what is important is that you hear him and follow his commands, putting your whole trust in him will make your life successful, walk by faith not by sight, it doesn’t matter how many problems and challenges that you had encountered, there is only one man who you can fully trust and love him with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your soul then He will do the rest.

In a game where one person is blind-folded and his/her arms are tied up together and is only guided by the voice of his partner. The question is, do you trust your partner? Imagine you are in a situation that God is telling you to jump off the cliff then He will catch you, would you do it? We should have faith in ourselves, our friends, our families and especially God. In life, I encounter many problems and challenges, and so many obstacles I need to get through because I know that I must endure and face it, I know that God is challenging me to learn from my own mistakes, I get what I deserve, nothing more nothing less, and of course I know that He is always right beside me and He will not leave me alone, No matter what I did wrong or against Him, His love and forgiveness is as large as the ocean. God will never leave us alone when we face difficulties. Jesus is the only way, the truth and the life. Yes, He is the only one who we can trust.

“Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians, and you will see what Miracles are”. – St. John Bosco

Reflection Song

Nobody Like You by Planetshakers


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